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New urgent care center opening in Morris

OSF Healthcare's first location in Morris, previous locations in Pontiac and Ottawa

Deacon Ronald Wackerlin, assistant chaplain at OSF Healthcare St. Elizabeth Center in Ottawa, blessed the offices and exam rooms at the new OSF Urgo center on Thursday.
Deacon Ronald Wackerlin, assistant chaplain at OSF Healthcare St. Elizabeth Center in Ottawa, blessed the offices and exam rooms at the new OSF Urgo center on Thursday.

MORRIS – A new urgent care center will open soon in Morris. On Thursday, OSF Healthcare previewed its OSF Urgo center in Morris, located at 1715 N. Division St. with a blessing and a ribbon cutting by the Grundy County Chamber of Commerce.

"We're very excited to bring this new urgent care model to this community," said Kenneth Beutke, president of OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. "We want to make waiting for care a thing of the past."

OSF Urgo was designed to get people the care they need quickly, he said. With people leading busy lives, they want to be treated quickly.

"OSF Urgo is executing the sisters' mission of ministry," Beutke said.

OSF Healthcare is owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in Peoria. It has 126 locations including 13 hospitals and two nursing colleges.

Deacon Ronald Wackerlin, assistant chaplain at OSF Healthcare St. Elizabeth Center in Ottawa, blessed the facility after the dedicatory remarks.

Inside the facility, he sprinkled holy water in each of the exam rooms and said a prayer, asking for a blessing on the facility, all who come for healing and on the staff and caregivers who will work there.

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