OSF HealthCare & St. Margaret's sign letter of intent

PEORIA – OSF HealthCare has signed a letter of intent with St. Margaret’s Health to purchase some select assets, including the now closed St. Margaret’s Health – Peru and other locations across the Illinois Valley. The goal is for Peru to eventually have an emergency department and select other services.

“Despite the challenges we’ve faced, we have remained committed to our Mission and to the values of Catholic health care,” said Tim Muntz, St. Margaret’s Health President & CEO. “Together with OSF, we are exploring how residents of the Illinois Valley can access quality health care for years to come.”

“The Mission of OSF HealthCare to serve with the greatest care and love has always been extended to and inclusive of the Illinois Valley,” said August Querciagrossa, Chief Executive Officer Western Region, OSF HealthCare. “Our intent is to preserve and sustain access to high quality, local health care for the residents of these communities.”

The next step is to seek regulatory approvals. While the process will take time, the hope is to bring back emergency care and select inpatient services to Peru as soon as possible. More information will be shared as it becomes available. Visit OSF HealthCare | Here For You. Here For Life to keep updated and access area services provided by OSF HealthCare.