Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Illinois Valley Community Hospital is a 49-bed full-service acute care hospital located in Peru about 100 miles southwest of Chicago near the intersection of Interstates 80 and 39. IVCH can trace its history to the founding of St. Mary's Hospital in La Salle in 1887 and the opening of People's Hospital in Peru in 1914. The two hospitals merged in 1975 to form IVCH.

IVCH is an independent not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of directors. Our mission statement affirms our promise to our patients to provide exceptional care through a commitment to clinical excellence and compassion for every patient, every day. Our goal, as expressed in our vision statement, is to be known as the hospital where patients want to receive care, physicians want to practice and employees want to work.

In the forefront of bringing modern medical care to the LaSalle-Peru-Oglesby-Utica area, IVCH opened a spacious new obstetrics unit in 2011. IVCH was the first hospital in the area to open a walk-in retail health clinic(at the Peru Walmart) in 2010 followed by the opening of an urgent care center(IVCH CareToday next to the Illinois Valley YMCA in Peru) in 2011. The hospital's emergency department is the largest in the Illinois Valley. The new IVCH Wound and Hyperbaric Center is the only wound center in the area to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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