Illinois hospital to close, be replaced with outpatient center

Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System is discontinuing healthcare services at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, Ill., 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, and it is uncertain what would happen to the St. Mary's building at that point.

The health systems expect the transition to begin in early 2016, but a firm date has not been set for St. Mary's closure.

St. Mary's President and CEO John Flanders said, "We believe having OSF provide robust, ambulatory healthcare services as part of a highly integrated delivery system that includes physicians practicing across this region makes the most sense for the future of healthcare in Streator."

It is not yet known how many St. Mary's employees will become employees of OSF.

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