Greater Peoria is home to top-tier healthcare services, as well as an innovative medical research hub with ever-growing assets and investment.
At the heart of Greater Peoria is a thriving healthcare industry, anchored by established institutions and supported by innovative startups and research.
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center is the state’s fourth largest medical center and the area’s only Level I Trauma Center. It is home to OSF HealthCare Cardiovascular Institute, the Illinois Neurological Institute and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.
UnityPoint Health provides comprehensive, coordinated care to patients throughout central Illinois through physician clinics, hospitals and home care services. UnityPoint is home to the Center for Senior Behavioral Health, Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery, Women’s Diagnostic Center and the Wellmobile, which offers free mobile health screenings.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) partners with OSF and UnityPoint toeducate physicians and biomedical scientists, advancing knowledge and providing healthcare in a setting of education and research. Area hospitals act as teaching sites for medical students in residency programs.
Jump Simulation, a collaboration between UICOMP and OSF HealthCare, is a state-of-the-art medical training organization, research hub, and international leader in simulation and innovation. Jump Sim replicates all areas of patient care using real medical equipment and the latest in simulation technology for performance improvement and model development.
Heartland Health Services provide family Medicine for patients of all ages. They provide high-quality healthcare, well-child check-ups, preventive care, and low-cost prescription assistance in the Greater Peoria region.
That is over 16% of the total workforce in the region and 26% above the national average. These occupations are spread over 670 payrolled business locations throughout the region.
Key to any industry is meeting the high demand for jobs. In Greater Peoria, we have several institutions meeting these demands by churning out a skilled and growing workforce.
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Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Director of Business Attraction