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KishHealth System looks to partner with Northwestern Memorial: 3 things to know

KishHealth System in DeKalb, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation with Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, an academic health system whose entities operate as Northwestern Medicine.   

Here are three things to know about the proposed affiliation.

1. The proposed affiliation would provide "a powerful synergy of a community-based provider and academic health system," according to both organizations.

2. Kevin Poorten, president and CEO of KishHealth System, said in a statement that the proposed affiliation positions the system to serve the future needs of its patients and community.

3. During the next several months, KishHealth and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare will further define the affiliation, which remains subject to regulatory review and approval.


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