The UnityPoint Health Foundation is committed to generating resources for the sustainability and advancement of healthcare in Greater Peoria and surrounding communities. The generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations has given us the ability to touch the lives of our community through numerous enhancements to the health services provided at our hospitals and surrounding clinics and support for wellness education programs.
UnityPoint Health – Methodist | Proctor Foundation, as a resource to all parts of UnityPoint Health in the Central Illinois region, is committed to improving the health of the people and communities we serve.
The UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor Foundation supports UnityPoint Health in improving the health and welfare of the central Illinois population and surrounding communities. We provide resources vital to advancing healthcare services and wellness education through Methodist, Proctor and Pekin hospitals; Methodist College; the Hult Center for Healthy Living; the Illinois Center for Addiction Recovery; and clinics throughout central Illinois.
To combat the national nursing shortage, we are funding the UnityPoint Methodist | Proctor Foundation Seize Opportunities Nursing Scholarships. These scholarships will provide educational opportunities for current UnityPoint Health employees to pursue their dreams to become nurses. Scholarship winners can apply these funds toward either the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at Methodist College or associate degree programs at Illinois Central College, Spoon River College or Carl Sandburg College.
Prenatal Care Pioneer
The UnityPoint Health Centering Pregnancy prenatal care program is a scientifically proven model to decrease the rate of preterm births and decrease or nullify the disparity between women of different races. It follows the group prenatal model where a cohort of expectant moms with common pregnancy timeframes have their prenatal care checkups together. This collective approach produces powerful bonding within the group and reinforces positive behaviors. Peoria has one of the highest premature birth rates in Illinois and in the country.
Cutting-Edge Technology: Spinal Surgery
The Mazor X Spinal Robot is the first of its kind in the region. The robot provides precise, minimally invasive placement of special implants with minute tissue invasion.
How to Help
Donations can be made at our website or by mail to either the Peoria location or to the Pekin Hospital Foundation at 600 S. 13th Street, Pekin, IL 61554; (309) 353-0983.
UnityPoint Health Methodist | Proctor Foundation
120 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Suite 101
Peoria, IL 61603
William J. Stevens, Vice President
Kate Carroll, Director of Development
Nancy Borum, Donor Relations Coordinator
Nicole Schneider, Development Coordinator