OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, located in Peoria, Illinois, United States, is a teaching hospital for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and part of the OSF Healthcare System. The Center, which is the largest hospital in the Peoria metropolitan area and in central Illinois, is designated by the state of Illinois as the Level I adult and pediatric regional trauma center for a 26-county region in mid-Illinois. OSF Saint Francis owns the Children’s Hospital of Illinois (though the Hospital has its own President), the OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital, the Illinois Neurological Institute, and the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, which are all located either in or near the Medical Center. The hospital is a clinical training hospital for many medical students, interns, residents, and fellows of the Peoria campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
It is the largest Level I trauma center for adults and children between the Chicago and Rockford metropolitan areas and the St. Louis metropolitan area. It is the fourth largest hospital in Illinois.
The hospital offers adult and pediatric renal transplantation and adult pancreatic transplantation; generally, adult and pediatric cardiac transplantation cases are referred to tertiary care academic medical transplantation centers in Chicagoland. The hospital offers basic and intermediate burn care; severe cases are transferred to the Springfield burn unit, and less commonly, to Chicago or St. Louis.
The hospital made national and international headlines in the health care field on April 9, 2013, when a toddler, about 3, from South Korea (born to a Canadian father and South Korean mother) who was born without a trachea (a windpipe) received an artificial trachea that incorporated, with the plastic, her own living stem cells (the adult type), in the first bio-engineered transplant on a child in the U.S. and the first bio-engineered trachea transplant in the world. It is the first stem cell procedure of any kind at the Catholic medical center. The major 11-hour surgical procedure was led by Dr. Paolo Macchiarini of Sweden's Karolinska Institute, along with top surgical and medical officials from OSF.
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