Our largest employment sector in Greater Peoria is healthcare. Our region has 708 healthcare establishments that employ 29,731 people, 25% above the National Average. This cluster is responsible for 16% of Greater Peoria jobs.

The Greater Peoria Healthcare Industry employs over 3,800 registered nurses and graduates over 320 Nursing undergraduate students per year. Graduates of the program have an 85% NCLEX-RN pass rate, 3% higher than the national average.

children’s hospital of Illinois, the only full-service tertiary hospital for kids in downstate Illinois
of area jobs are in the healthcare and social services field
residents trained at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria since 1973
expansion of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in 2010, including a new adult heart unit, cardiac labs, surgery suites, outpatient diagnostics and ER
local jobs in the healthcare field
major healthcenters plus a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Illinois College of Medicine

the main engines


OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is the fourth largest medical center in Illinois, with a medical staff of more than 850 physicians, 6,500 employees and 616 patient beds. A major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, OSF Saint Francis is the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and tertiary care medical center. They are also home to OSF Saint Francis Heart Hospital, the Illinois Neurological Institute, and the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. With 127 beds and 75 pediatric specialists, the Children’s Hospital of Illinois cares for more Illinois children than any other hospital outside of Chicago.
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Unity Point Health – Methodist Proctor

UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor includes Methodist, a 330-bed hospital with almost 600 board-certified physicians; and Proctor, a 220-bed hospital. The Methodist | Proctor commitment to quality has resulted in numerous awards and national recognition for excellence. A new outpatient facility, Methodist North at Allen Road, opened in 2010. UnityPoint Clinic and Proctor First Care, networks of primary care and specialty providers, have offices throughout Central Illinois. Methodist College has grown to more than 500 students pursuing a baccalaureate degree.
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Education and Training

Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center

The Jump Trading Simulation and Education Center, or Jump, is a collaborative project between the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and OSF HealthCare. Jump provides training to UICOMP residents and medical students in simulated settings that look and feel like a real hospital. Furthermore, Jump is an incubator where collaboration, innovation and improvement will help lead the transformation of health care worldwide. The core elements of Jump are professional education for preparing clinicians, clinical service training for a wide range of caregivers, and health care systems and engineering research and development.
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Methodist College

Located in the heart of the medical district in Peoria, Illinois, Methodist College provides a first-rate education in nursing and health sciences. They offer six learning opportunities in nursing and health sciences, including three tracks in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program, a Gerontology Certificate program, and a Master of Science in Nursing- Nurse Educator program. They have an average enrollment of 600 and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission North Central Association and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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Midwest Technical Institute

Midwest Technical Institute is a year-round technical and vocational school. They offer training in both mechanical trades and allied health programs including six healthcare career pathways at their East Peoria campus.
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Illinois Central College

Illinois Central College (ICC) is the seventh largest community college district in Illinois. They serve a 10 county area and offer over 2,300 classes. ICC has strong training programs in over 20 healthcare careers.
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University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria is one of four campuses that make up the nation’s largest public medical school. They educate about 150 medical students annually and offer more than 270 MDs and DOs in 19 residency and fellowship programs.  The College of Medicine employs about 170 full-time faculty and 1,300 part-time/non-salaried faculty and are partners in the world-class Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center.
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