Health Care

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, a 221-bed hospital located in Normal, has been serving and caring for the people of central Illinois for nearly 125 years. The medical center is known for its neuro, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetrics and behavioral health services. Advocate BroMenn is also a teaching facility, offering residency programs in neurosurgery, neurology, family medicine and clinical pastoral education.

Advocate BroMenn is an accredited Chest Pain Center, a Primary Stroke Center and among the first in the nation to be designated as a DNV Center for Excellence for Managing Infection Risk. The medical center is home to the county’s first da Vinci Surgical System, for minimally invasive robotic surgery and the only dedicated electrophysiology lab for heart rhythm treatment in the area. Advanced imaging technology includes the patient-friendly Siemens MAGNETOM Aera MRI with the area’s only anxiety-reducing Sentient Patient Experience Suite.

In 2017, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center was recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as having achieved Magnet status. Fewer than seven percent of U.S. hospitals have achieved Magnet designation. Magnet status is achieved by exemplifying nursing excellence, quality patient care and innovations in nursing practices.

Advocate BroMenn’s services stretch beyond the walls of the hospital. The Advocate BroMenn Outpatient Center, an 84,000-square-foot facility opened in 2012 on the east side of Bloomington. The center houses outpatient therapy and radiology services, as well as immediate care, occupational medicine and other primary and specialty care physician practices. Additionally, the medical center partners with a number of community organizations to broaden the scope of health services available in Bloomington-Normal.

In 2018, Advocate BroMenn, the fifth-largest employer in McLean County, was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Also, in 2018, Advocate BroMenn was listed as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.

Advocate BroMenn is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States.

OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center serves as the area’s gateway to health care with emergency services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, a birthing center, rehabilitation, sophisticated diagnostic testing, cardiac care, wellness services and more to support the community’s health journey.

With several OSF HealthCare Medical Group locations, four OSF PromptCare locations and an OSF Urgo urgent care clinic, residents now have more health care options where and when they need it. Residents also have assurances they’re receiving high-quality care and services. For example:

• OSF St. Joseph has Magnet status, which is a reflection of a hospital’s nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. The designation ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. Only 401 hospitals out of nearly 6,000 in the U.S. have achieved this status.

• The Birthing Center at OSF St. Joseph provides around-the-clock neonatology care to all newborns with specialists from OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. This added level of expert care allows babies to remain right here instead of being transferred.

• The orthopedics specialists at OSF St. Joseph now provide joint-replacement patients a new option in partial and total knee and total hip replacement surgery – the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. Patients receive a personalized surgical experience based on their diagnosis and anatomy.

• Some surgical patients also have another option – a minimally invasive alternative to both open surgery and laparoscopy – the da Vinci Surgical System. Major surgery can be performed through the smallest of incisions, which means less pain, a shorter hospital stay and the potential for a better outcome.