Dr. David Duffey, VP of the Women's and Children's Service Line at OSF HealthCare

This episode features Dr. David Duffey, VP of the Women's and Children's Service Line at OSF HealthCare. Here, he discusses his background & what led him to OSF HealthCare, his current focus on the pediatric respiratory illness surge & women’s health services, how he is thinking about investments & growth in the next 2-3 years, and more.


Meet Dr. David Duffey, VP of Women's and Children's Service Line at OSF HealthCare

Background and current focus

Dr. David Duffey, the Vice President of Women's and Children's Service Line at OSF HealthCare, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of care for pediatric patients and women's health services. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his position, having previously served as a physician leader within the pediatric and women's service lines in Washington, DC.

Given his background, Dr. Duffey is focused on continuing to provide obstetric and pediatric services, while also addressing the pediatric respiratory illness surge and women's health services. He is committed to providing equitable access to quality care for rural populations, which have a higher chance of experiencing health disparities.

Investments and growth

In the next 2-3 years, Dr. Duffey intends to grow OSF HealthCare by exploring new ways to deliver care through technology, consultations with specialists, and home monitoring for RSV season. He is a strong supporter of making healthcare more accessible and believes it could improve immunization rates and address social determinants of health meaningfully.

Dealing with Pediatric Surge

Dr. Duffey has been hard at work dealing with the pediatric surge this winter. OSF Healthcare has been ramping up its existing resources to ensure they are providing the best quality care to their patients. They have taken steps such as increasing bed capacity, adding respiratory therapists and plan to implement new policies to help support families who may be affected.

Advocating for Equitable Access

Dr. Duffey remains dedicated to identifying and solving problems caused by the lack of specialized care in rural areas. OSF Healthcare is implementing initiatives to address these issues comprehensively. With COVID-19 limiting face-to-face visits, OSF Healthcare is experimenting with telehealth options to reach people in remote areas - as they believe everyone should have equal and fair access to quality care.


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This episode aired on 01/28/2023 and can be listened here.


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