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Pekin Hospital Foundation to Host Farm to Table Dinner


The Pekin Hospital Foundation will host its annual Farm to Table Dinner on January 14th at Pekin Hospital starting at 7 p.m. The event will feature dinner from the Harvest Café, and proceeds will benefit the new ProHealth Medical Office Building.

Pekin Hospital Welcomes Director of Surgical Services


Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems are pleased to announce Sue Silcox as Director of Surgical Services. Silcox brings more than 35 years of medical leadership experience to Pekin Hospital.

Pekin Hospital Home Health Director Receives Quality Certification


Matt Williams, Interim Director of Home Health for Pekin Hospital, has earned the credential of Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). CPHQ members demonstrate proficiency in leadership, performance measurement and improvement, information management, communication and safety. The CPHQ program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

Pekin Hospital League to Host Holiday Gift Show


The Pekin Hospital League will host its annual Holiday Splendor Gift Show on November 4th and 5th in the lobby of Pekin Hospital, 600 South 13th Street. Friday’s event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Pekin Hospital Foundation.

ProHealth Medical Group Hosting Open House for OB/GYN Practice


ProHealth Medical Group is hosting an Open House for members of the community to meet Dr. Arie Shaw, the first physician for the newly formed ProHealth OB/GYN medical practice, and Certified Nurse Midwife Susan Lock.

Pekin Hospital Foundation to Host Jewels & Jeans Gala


The Pekin Hospital Foundation will host the 2016 Jewels & Jeans Gala on November 19th at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria starting at 6 p.m. The annual event is the Foundation’s largest fundraiser each year.



On October 21st, women ages 40-64 years living in Tazewell County will be eligible for a free mammogram from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Women’s Diagnostic Center at Pekin Hospital. Income or insurance will not impact eligibility. Women with Medicare will be scheduled on a different day.

Pekin Hospital Director Earns Patient Safety Certification


Pekin Hospital Director of Obstetrics (OB) and Manager of House Supervisors Darlene Hammond, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CPPS, has been recognized by the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.

Dr. Michael Honan Joins ProHealth Medical Group


ProHealth Medical Group, Pekin Hospital and Progressive Health Systems are pleased to announce Dr. Michael Honan has joined the ProHealth Primary Care practice. He will see patients at 600 South 13th Street, Suite E, in Pekin.

Pekin Pain Management Center to host “Control Your Pain” seminar


Pekin Pain Management Center and Boston Scientific are hosting a community pain management seminar entitled “Control Your Pain” on October 27th from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pekin Hospital (600 South 13th Street; Pekin, Illinois).