No, it’s not just nursing.
Sisters serving in our healthcare apostolate work in our healthcare system, OSF HealthCare, alongside many others who help us to care for the sick and the poor.
Our Sisters can serve in any area of our healthcare ministry, whether clinical or non-clinical. Some of the areas they can serve in: nursing, medical practice, physical therapy, accounting, information systems, social work, clerical, radiology, marketing, pastoral care, laboratory, pharmacy, engineering, speech pathology, communications, dietary, child life, and more!
Address of His Holiness John Paul II to the Leaders in Catholic Health Care
We have the awesome responsibility and profound privilege of serving in the Church's healing ministry and sharing in Christ's love for the sick, the poor, the injured, the aged and the dying. Catholic health care is a priceless Gift to the Church and to our world.
Through our ministry of health care our Sisters champion the sacredness and dignity of all human life at all stages of development without exception and will never intentionally violate that life for any reason! Health care is a fundamental human right based on justice and love. All persons should have access to essential health care and we will serve to that end.
We recognize and care for the whole person, attending to their spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs. We serve as the voice of those who have no voice, namely the poor, uninsured, the marginalized of our society and help assure their access to needed care.
We are called to stand at the forefront of the transformation of healthcare as active "creators" of its future so that all are cared for as God would want them cared for. We need to bring a moral and ethical reflection on developing technologies, drug therapies and research to help insure persons are cared for in concert with their inherent dignity.
The most fundamental, underlying reality is the fact that God is the One Who stands in our midst, touching the lives of His people through us. What greater value could we bring to our world? Our Mission is an extension of God's Presence in our world today by His choice. We are humbled by this truth and engage this work of love with passion and commitment.
Franciscan Footprints: A Reflection on Serving as a Pastoral Care Volunteer at our OSF Hospice Home
Are you thinking about becoming a Sister or a Nun? Would you like to know more, discuss your discernment or arrange to come for a visit?
Contact our Vocation Director: Sister Rose Therese, O.S.F.phone: (309) 655-2645mail: The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis House of Formation 740 NE Glen Oak Avenue Peoria, IL 61603-3100Email
Are you trying to reach one of our Sisters or find out about an event at our motherhouse, like our annual bazaar?
Call or write: phone: (309) 699-7215mail: The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis Motherhouse 1175 St. Francis Lane East Peoria, IL 61611-1299
Don’t know who to talk to about a healthcare related issue?
Contact: The individual facility or service line, listed here: http://www.osfhealthcare.org/facilities/ Or, Billing and Charity Assistance: OSF Patient Accounts & Access Center at (309) 683-6750 or toll-free at (800) 421-5700 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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