OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Ottawa

Women Powered. Women Centered.

At OSF HealthCare, we celebrate the strength of women and empower their voices because when women lead, we all benefit.

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Women are the foundation of our communities. Health care needs to be designed with their needs in mind, and nobody knows women better than women.

OSF HealthCare is proof of what women can do. Over 145 years ago, a group of brave, smart and compassionate women of great faith answered a call and devoted their lives to serving God by serving others. Starting with a small, overcrowded hospital, they laid a strong foundation that has grown OSF HealthCare into a team more than 23,000 people strong.

At every level of our organization, women are leaders, creating solutions to make health care fit your busy life.

It’s important for you to feel comfortable with your health care partner, and we provide options across our primary and specialty care if you prefer a female caregiver. Meet the women-powered team below and find a care provider who’s right for you.

Primary Care

A primary care provider (PCP) can help guide you through your health care journey. They're your go-to source for preventive care, such as annual checkups and immunizations to stay healthy, any needed referrals to specialists, and overall care management for chronic conditions.

  • Online self-scheduling empowers you to fit appointments into your busy days.
  • Video visits improve access to services.
  • The OSF MyChart online app gives you the power to control your health and communicate with your care team.





Obstetrics, gynecology and fertility

We provide complete women’s health care with a personalized experience to fit your needs, including pregnancy and birth care, Creighton Model FertilityCare, Natural Procreative Technology for reproductive health, and more.

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Cancer care

From diagnosis to treatment to recovery and survivorship, OSF uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to cancer care. Nurse navigators will advocate for you every step of the way, help you schedule appointments and help eliminate any obstacles to care you may encounter.

In Rockford, we’re located at the Patricia D. Pepe Center for Cancer Care at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center. And in Ottawa, our radiation oncology team works side by side with Illinois CancerCare specialists at the Fox River Cancer Center on the campus of OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. 


Cancer Genetics


Led by the experts of OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, we have the experience and technology to perform the latest diagnostic procedures, tests, treatments and surgical procedures.



Specialty care

Everyone’s health is unique. That’s why OSF HealthCare makes it a priority to provide the right care at the right time, and you can find women providing expert care across our wide range of specialties.


  • Jennifer Sangston, AuD

Ear, nose and throat

General surgery


Pediatrics and lactation specialist

Women leading the way

OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota and OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa are led by women who are compassionate, smart and strong. They care about the community they live and work in, and they put their all into making LaSalle County as healthy as it can be.