Shuttered Illinois hospital may not reopen by end of year

Peru, Ill.-based St. Margaret's Health, which closed in January 2023, might not reopen this year as planned as bankruptcy proceedings drag on, local news outlet WCBU reported Aug. 15.

In July, Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to take over and reopen the hospital. So far, OSF has rehired about 400 former St. Margaret's employees.

OSF has reopend the some of St. Margaret’s clinics. 

"It's making me a little uncomfortable to continue to say by end of year. We want to be done and open by the end of the year," August Querciagrossa, CEO of OSF's Western Region, told WCBU. "But now that asset acquisition is really out of our control with the bankruptcy courts."

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