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Illinois' Elmhurst Memorial, Northwestern Memorial in Merger Talks

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Northwestern Memorial in Chicago and Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare are entering into exclusive discussions to explore an affiliation, according to an EMHC news release.

A merger would allow Northwestern Memorial to expand into the western suburbs of Chicago, while Elmhurst Memorial would be able to enjoy a more financially secure future with Northwestern Memorial, a viable player in the local healthcare market, according to a Chicago Business report.

Additional details about the discussions were not disclosed. Hospital officials anticipate this next phase of the discussion to be complete within several months.

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