Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Physicians to Become Northwestern Medicine

Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its affiliated faculty physician practice will undergo a major restructuring under the umbrella of Northwestern Medicine, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

The new structure would bring the hospital and its 600-physician Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation — which currently operate as separate entities — together. The exact details of the new structure have not been released.

The move is intended to help the hospital and its physicians better prepare for changes in the healthcare environment post-reform. Under the new structure, the groups will be able to contract jointly with insurers, according to the report.

Read the Chicago Tribune report on Northwestern Medicine.

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