• News for Health

    Friday, January 04, 2019
     The first baby of 2019 to be born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru arrived Wednesday January 2, 2019 when Cindy Hernandez of LaSalle gave birth to a boy at 9:21pm.Jesus Lopez Jr entered the world weighing 8 pounds and 7ounces.  He was 19 1/2 inches in length at birth.The child is the first for Hernandez and her partner Jesus Lopez.Dr. Glenn Helwig delivered the baby.The last baby of ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Health, Press Release
    Friday, January 04, 2019
    St. Margaret’s is proud to announce the birth of the first baby of the New Year. Weighing 5 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 18.5 inches long, Alfredo Canchola was welcomed into this world at 11:06 p.m. on January 1, 2019. He is the son of Liliana Soto and Jose Alfredo Canchola of LaSalle.  The new arrival was delivered by Board Certified OB/GYN physician Dr. Craig Whatcott, of St. Margaret’s Women’s ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Fun Facts, Human Interest
    Wednesday, January 02, 2019
     Joan Fernandez has been appointed Community Relations and Marketing Director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.            Fernandez will continue to be in charge of the hospital’s community outreach department—a role she has filled since 2009—while also assuming communications and marketing responsibilities.            Fernandez has been a community outreach nurse since coming to ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Health
    Monday, December 17, 2018
         Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.             A 2000 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy, Sines has worked full-time as a pharmacist at IVCH since 2003.  Before then she had worked holidays and summers at the hospital as a pharmacy tech and later as a supplemental pharmacist.  Sines also worked for a time as a pharmacist for ...read more
    Categories: Health, Press Release, Human Interest