Mercyhealth wins appeal to build Illinois microhospital

Mercyhealth's is one step closer to building a microhospital in Crystal Lake, Ill., after an appellate court ruled against its competitor, according to the Northwest Herald. 

Rockford, Ill.-based Mercyhealth first announced plans to build a 13-bed, nearly $100 million hospital in Crystal Lake in 2017. Shortly after, the system was was granted a certificate of need from the Illinois Facility Review Board.

But Crystal Lake-based Centegra Health System filed a lawsuit to block Mercyhealth from building the hospital. Centegra argued that the review board failed to follow its own rules when granting the certificate of need, including a requirement that hospitals have at least 100 beds. 

The 2nd District Appellate Court of Illinois disagreed and upheld the Illinois Facility Review Board's decision to grant Mercyhealth the necessary certificate of need to build the hospital.

The facility will house an emergency room, operating rooms and space for ancillary services.  

Construction is slated to begin next year and end in 2021. 

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