Illinois hospital to close Sept. 30

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health plans to close MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, Ill., on Sept. 30, according to ABC7 Chicago.

Quorum announced in June that it filed an application with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to close the 314-bed hospital. At that time, Quorum said it would close the hospital by the end of the fourth quarter if unable to secure a buyer for the facility. The company later said it planned to close MetroSouth Medical Center by the end of the third quarter.

On Aug. 19, hospital workers received letters informing them that the hospital plans to shut down Sept. 30. Although the hospital will close next month, workers will receive paychecks until the end of October, according to ABC7 Chicago.

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