OSF adds obstetrics, gynecology doctors to Ottawa team

Additions expected to serve communities of Interstate 80

OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa is one of three local OSF facilities. The facilities have seen an increase in COVID-19 patients and have an emergency operations plan in place for each hospital, should a surge occur, said Paul Arco, media relations coordinator for OSF.

OSF has announced that Jennifer Maschmann and Nora Toraason have joined its obstetrics and gynecology team to serve the communities of the Interstate 80 region, according to a news release sent from the hospital.

In addition, OSF has reached an agreement with the Aishling Obstetrics and Gynecology Group. This independent and well-established physician group includes Brett Cassidy, James Hawkins and Bryan Sweeney. They will provide services through OSF Medical Group starting in May.

These additions come shortly after St. Margaret’s announced it no longer would offer obstetrics and gynecology services, as it closed its Peru hospital Jan. 28.

The addition of these new providers to the OSF Medical Group-Obstetrics and Gynecology at 1614 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, will ensure increased access to women’s services, OSF said in the release. These physicians will provide obstetrical care, annual wellness exams and treat all medical and surgical issues in women’s health care, as well as delivering babies at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Beginning April 10, new or existing patient appointments with Maschmann and Toraason can be made by calling 815-431-0435.