November 14th, 2017

Girl Talk

St. Margaret's Health invites mothers and their daughters between the ages of 9-12 to join us for an evening of Girl Talk, a fun and informative event!


Together, mothers and daughters will learn about the changing needs of young women's bodies. Discover tips to more effectively manage nutrition, skin care, physical and emotional changes, and more that occur during puberty.


Held at St. Margaret's Hospital 1st Floor Presentation Room

5:00-6:00 pm

Vendors on 1st Floor of Hospital

5:30-6:00 pm

Light Supper

6:00 pm

Program (Panel of Speakers)


Speakers include:

Donna Sweetland, MD (6pm)
Alisha Jackson, FNP-BC
Megan Theisinger, MSW
Katie Kaufman, RD, LDN, Dietitian


Seating is limited.

To make reservations, contact Health Promotions at 815-664-1486.


November 1st, 2017

Boys Will Be Boys

St. Margaret's Hospital invites boys between the ages of 10-13 and their Dads (or moms or guardians) to join us for an evening for and about BOYS.


A separate program for moms (or guardians) also will be offered. Together, boys and parents will discover new ways to prepare physically and emotionally as they become young men. Healthy choices will be emphasized.


Dinner and Vendors will be from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the St. Margaret's 1st Floor Presentation Room. Speakers will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.


Speakers include:

Grant Reed, DO

Jennifer Scully, RD, LDN, CDE | Registered Dietitian

Craig Castaneda | Physical Therapy


Seating is limited.

To make reservations, contact
Health Promotions at 815-664-1486.


October 5, 2017

Breast Cancer Bingo


Vendor Booths 5:30 - 6:00pm
Speaker from 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Bingo to follow


Door Prizes & BIG GAME Worth $100!

Speaker | Karen Gress

Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services
"Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer"

Bingo Caller | Cathy Prey

Held at:

Peru Eagles Club
830 Harrison Street, Peru


April 22, 2017

St. Margaret's Habit For Health
10k Run & 3 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Join us for a fun day of walking and running!


Race begins at 9:00 am
St. Margaret's Family Health Center
415 E. Second St., Spring Valley


Find out more.

April 9th, 2017

9th Annual Spring Luncheon & Trunk Show

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 @ Celebrations 150, Utica

Doors open at 1:00pm

Ticket price of $20

Includes a buffet lunch of soups, salads, sandwiches, dessert, champagne, coffee, tea & door prizes.

Tickets are also available at:

Tri-City Frock Shoppe & Studio 718 | LaSalle

Hy-Vee Grocery & Hackman Insurance | Peru

Spring Valley City Bank & St. Margaret's Gift Shop | Spring Valley

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, please call (815) 664-7260.

Vendors include:

St. Margaret's Gift Shop

Designs by Lynette


Brandy's Cookies & Candies
Too Legit to Knit

LipSense Lipstick

Kobilsek's Wood Turning

31 Bags
Painted Furniture by Kelly Jeppson

Kia's Kreations

Perfectly Posh
Treasure Chest, LLC

Rada Cutlery

Kristine's Shower



Download the flyer.


March 21, 2017


St. Margaret’s is hosting a Red Cross Bloodmobile on Tuesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The Bloodmobile will be held in the Hospital’s First Floor Presentation Room.

To be a blood donor, one must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old.  A Red Cross staff member will ask you up to 50 questions to improve the safety and quality of the blood supply. Bloodmobiles are scheduled approximately eight weeks apart – the recommended time span between individual donations.  Please also remember your donor card or photo ID.


Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment by calling St. Margaret’s Volunteer Services at (815) 664-1130.

Jan. 17, 2017

St. Margaret's Obstetrics Department presents: From Birth to Reality

A five week New Parenting Series of informal discussions with experts. This Series will be Located at Our Obstetrics & Gynecology Center - Peru Come to one, or come to all:


January 17th 6-7 PM Tuesday

Pelvic Floor Therapy for Bladder Control and other Post-Birth Issues

Michelle Zens, PT, DPT with Donna Sweetland, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology


January 24th 6-7 PM Tuesday

Is it the Blues…or Post Partum Depression?

Benjamin Shepherd, MD, Family Medicine


January 31st 6-7 PM Tuesday

Returning to Work, Breast Feeding Tips from a Lactation Counselor

Cynthia Salazar, CLC (Certified Lactation Counselor)


February 7th 6-7 PM Tuesday

Infant Safety-Car Seats, Home Safety, Immunizations

Peru Police &
Erica Roetker, RN, MSN, Perinatal Unit Coordinator, Certified Childbirth Educator & Car Seat Technician
Liz Smith, Prenatal Educator
Fazal Ahmed Khan, MD, Family Medicine


February 21st 6-7 PM Tuesday

New Dads/ New Babies - Keeping it Together!

Andrew Zidow, MD, Family Medicine & New Dad


Call ahead to register 815-664-1486.

Walk-ins also welcome


Contact Health Promotions: (815) 664-1440 or [email protected] if you have any questions.


Download the flyer.


Feb. 8, 2017

Defeat Heart Disease
Before It Defeats You.

Join us for an evening to learn more on how to attack heart disease.

Learn about:

  • Heart Health
  • Heart Rhythms
  • Advances in Treatment

Night's schedule

5:30 - 6pm : Light Supper (soup & salad)
6:00 - 6:45pm : Dr. Lome, Cardiovascular Disease, HeartCare Midwest
Topic: “How Not to Die”
6:45 - 7pm : Katie Kaufman, MS,RD, LDN, Dietitian


St. Margaret’s 1st Floor Presentation Room. Admission is Free.

Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended.
Please call (815) 664-1486


Wear RED to be eligible to win a door prize!


Download the flyer.


St. Margaret's Hospital

Hospital Operator:

(815) 664-5311 or (815) 223-5346

(815) 664-1578 TTY


For questions or issues with the MyCare Patient Portal,
call 815-664-7200


Email: [email protected]

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