Our Mission

In the spirit of Christ and the example of Francis of Assisi, the Mission of OSF HealthCare is to serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the Gift of Life.

Our History


From the time of their very first patient in a small home on Adams Street in Peoria, The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis have stayed true to their promise to God to never turn away anyone He sent to them for care.  Over the years that founding promise has fueled the OSF HealthCare Mission “…to serve with the greatest care and love.”
Clinical Research helps OSF HealthCare to serve patients with complex needs in a compassionate way.  Those participating in clinical research may do so because no other treatment has worked or because they see the possibility of restored health through the investigational treatments of a clinical study.

Others participate because they want to contribute to medical science and help doctors and researchers find better ways to help others.  All clinical research participants are closely monitored by the principal investigators conducting the study.

Our Affiliates

Many of our OSF Mission Partners and collaborating institutions are leading research efforts.  To learn more, please visit the links below: