Client: Franciscan St. James Health
Source: Chicago Tribune
The IL state review board approved Franciscan St. James’ plans to expand and renovate their Olympia Fields campus, and close and expand outpatient services at the aging Chicago Heights campus. The Chicago Heights campus’s urgent care center will be expanded to provide around-the-clock care:
“The approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board came after Franciscan St. James agreed to provide funding for additional ambulance coverage for some communities impacted by the closing of emergency room services in Chicago Heights.
The Catholic health system said it is too costly to operate both hospitals, noting that portions of the Chicago Heights facility are more than 100 years old. Parts of the 312-bed hospital at 1423 Chicago Road would be torn down, but St. James plans to continue some outpatient offerings there.”
Chicago Tribune, “State OKs St. James plan for hospitals,” March 29, 2016