OSF Saint Luke in Kewanee Recognized as a Top ‘Critical Access Hospital to Know’ in 2024


OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, an influential healthcare publication, as one of the top ‘Critical Access Hospitals to Know’ in the 2024 list. Critical Access Hospitals play an essential role in providing medical care to rural and underserved locations. This honor underlines the hospital’s impactful community service, its commitment to healthcare innovation, and its consistent delivery of high-quality care. A variety of acute care and outpatient services are available at OSF Saint Luke, catering to the diverse needs of its community.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2024,” said Jackie Kernan, president. “This achievement recognizes the work of our Mission Partners who serve with compassion and continue to strive for high-quality care every day in an organization that fosters innovation and is committed to sustaining health care in our rural communities.”

OSF Saint Luke offers an array of acute care and outpatient services, including various visiting specialists, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitation services. Their team of skilled Mission Partners works collaboratively to meet the diverse healthcare needs of patients and families.

The annual list of Critical Access Hospitals to Know highlights institutions that excel in various areas, such as quality of care, patient outcomes, innovation, and community impact. OSF Saint Luke is a leader in delivering exceptional healthcare services and making a positive impact in the lives of patients and the communities we serve.

In the last three years, OSF Saint Luke has been recognized by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, the Chartis Center for Rural Health, and the National Rural Rating System as a top performer in quality of care and exceptional patient experience. The hospital was recognized by the Illinois Hospital Association as a Pillar Award winner for our patient transportation program which provides over 3,500 rides to and from medical appointments each year. Recent local initiatives include administering over 1,700 free flu shots to school-aged children and teachers, installing a community Blessing Box filled with non-perishable food and hygiene items for those in need, providing coping strategies workshops to over 300 students, and introducing an innovation hub for Mission Partners and community members to collaborate and brainstorm health care solutions.

For more information about OSF Saint Luke and our services, visit osfsaintluke.org.

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