100 to be laid off, inpatient services to be discontinued at St. Mary's Hospital: 3 things to know

St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Ill., will lay off an estimated 100 employees in January, according to a hospital spokesman.  

Here are three things to know about the layoffs.

1. The layoffs come as Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is discontinuing inpatient healthcare services at St. Mary's Hospital and transferring ownership of the hospital and its related facilities to Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System. OSF already has a physician office building in Streator and plans to initially use the former hospital building to provide outpatient services. However, OSF has plans to build a new outpatient center in Streator.

2. Of the 300 affected employees at St. Mary’s during the transition, roughly 180 St. Mary's employees have already accepted positions with OSF, and 10 have accepted positions at other HSHS facilities with 10 others expected to find employment at other HSHS facilities. One hundred are anticipated to receive severance packages.

3. HSHS continues to look for job opportunities for affected St. Mary's employees.

Note: A previous version of this article was updated for clarification purposes.

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