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Illinois River Area Healthcare

Healthcare facilities for Marseilles and Seneca are outstanding. Each community offers physicians’ offices, pharmacies, chiropractors, dentists and clinics.

Major hospitals within 15 minutes of the Illinois River Area include Morris Hospital and Community Hospital of Ottawa.


Community Hospital of Ottawa operates a 24-hour emergency department and the hospital’s Family Birth Center offers a Level II Nursery. This acute-care medical care facility has a staff of more than 80 physicians, surgeons, and dentists on staff. Services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, audiology, rehabilitation services, diagnostic services, respiratory care, and pediatric cardiology.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is an 87-bed hospital with more than 180 physicians on staff. The hospital offers 24-hour emergency care and is a Level II trauma center. Additional services include a Level II obstetrical unit, a dedicated pediatric unit, diagnostic and interventional cardiac services, surgery, physical therapy and radiation treatment for cancer patients. Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers also include six primary care physician offices, including the Marseilles Healthcare Center of Morris Hospital. 2006 marks the centennial year for Morris Hospital.

A Life Rescue Evac Service provides emergency transport to trauma centers in the region.

Additional healthcare services are available throughout the area, and include independent practitioners, dentists, chiropractors, and mental health providers,


Quality nursing care is available through Marseilles Nursing Service. Blood pressure screenings, home visits by a registered nurse, free medical equipment loans, nursing support to the Marseilles Elementary School District, and regular blood sugar clinics are among the organization’s services.

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