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Merger would create 4-hospital system in Southern Illinois

Carbondale, Ill.-based Southern Illinois Healthcare and Harrisburg (Ill.) Medical Center have signed a letter of intent to merge, according to The Southern Illinoisan

If the two nonprofit organizations close the deal, it would create a four-hospital system serving a 16-county region. Harrisburg Medical Center would join Southern Illinois Healthcare's three hospitals: Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Herrin (Ill.) Hospital, and St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill. 

The organizations said they began discussions about a potential merger in January 2020. 

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