Becoming a Health Care Provider

735 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 3 Pages
Francis Medical Center (SFMC) located in Peoria, IL has been serving the community with exemplary patient care since 1877. The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis initiated the service to patients with the mission “serving with the greatest care and love”. Over 6000 employees come together to carry out this mission, providing the best care for patients and comfort for their families.
University of Illinois College of Medicine- Peoria is affiliated with SFMC with 11 accredited residency programs. SFMC is a level one-trauma center and includes Children’s hospital of Illinois and Illinois Neurological Institute. Many non-clinical and clinical departments make up SFMC including 5 ICU’s: Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Neuroscience ICU, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU and Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.
SFMC provides care through many services with outpatient care, emergency medicine, prompt care, and inpatient care. Outpatient care which includes doctor’s office visits. Patients admitted to the hospital with overnight stay experience inpatient care. Prompt care provides services to minor injuries or sickness. Emergency medicine includes level-1, 2, 3 trauma and walk-in patients to the emergency department.
OSF St. Francis Medical Center (SFMC) gave me the privileged opportunity to be an intern in the Medical and Surgical ICU department. Trauma patients and pre/post-surgery patients are admitted to SICU. Various Medical cases including sepsis, pneumonia,…
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