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OSF PromptCare opening in former Cottage Hospital

Jane Carlson
Tri States Public Radio
OSF St. Mary Medical Center chaplain Father Deus-dedit Byabato leads a prayer for the staff of OSF PromptCare in Galesburg at its new location.

Eight months after Galesburg’s Cottage Hospital closed its doors, patients will now be seen again in the building.

OSF HealthCare purchased the property in April and last month announced PromptCare would move to the former Cottage Hospital emergency department at Kellogg and Losey streets.

As is tradition, OSF held a blessing ceremony for the renovated space as PromptCare is set to start seeing patients at the new location on Saturday, Sept. 10.

It will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..

Roxanna Crosser, CEO of OSF’S Western Region, said healthcare has changed a lot in recent years – and even moreso Galesburg over the last eight or nine months.

PromptCare is the first OSF service to utilize the former Cottage property.

Crosser said one reason OSF wanted to move PromptCare is location.

“This really is the center of Galesburg, and we really knew that this was a great place to be. The other reason, it obviously has more space, and we were really in need of that additional space,” Crosser said.

PromptCare is a walk-in clinic where minor illnesses and injuries can be assessed and treated when a patient’s primary care provider is not available.

It first came to Galesburg in 1995 on Henderson Street and later moved to the campus of OSF St. Mary Medical Center on the north edge of town.

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Jane Carlson covers west central Illinois and southeast Iowa for Tri States Public Radio.