Franciscan St. James Health: 

The Chicago Tribune reports that Franciscan CEO, Arnie Kimmel, plans to close the Chicago Heights hospital, parts of which are over 100 years old, in favor of expanding and renovating the 35-year-old Olympia Fields campus, in order to accommodate patients from Chicago Heights, and other nearby towns: 

“I think the hospitals should have been consolidated years ago,” said Kimmel, who was named CEO at the end of 2013. “We can save money for the communities and improve care by consolidating all of the hospital services under one roof.”

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Chicago Tribune, “Closing of Chicago Heights hospital stirs protest over lack of transparency,” February 9, 2016