Franciscan St. James Health:
The Chicago Tribune reports that Franciscan St. James is investing $137 million into the Southland with plans to shift ER to near-by Olympia Fields location:
“Hospital CEO, Arnie Kimmel, said there are plans to reinvest in the Chicago Heights campus with medical offices offering expanded primary care as well as new community services and development. An urgent care facility at 211 Dixie Highway in the city would be expanded to include 24/7 care, and there would be improved access to primary care physicians and shorter wait times for treatment.
Meanwhile, Olympia Fields campus upgrades will include expanding the emergency department, the development of obstetrics and physical rehabilitation programs, and expansion of bed capacity, with all of the rooms being private rooms. Overall, it’s a $137 million investment in the Southland, according to Kimmel.”
Chicago Tribune, “Hospital’s plans to shift ER,” January 10, 2016