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Ottawa Regional Hospital Closer To Merging With OSF Hospital

Posted by wlpo on March 2, 2012

One hurdle has been cleared for Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center to become OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center by May 1st.

An agreement has been signed to have Ottawa Regional Hospital join the OSF HealthCare System.  Last night, corporate members of the Ottawa hospital signed off on the merger.  Next up is an April vote by the Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board.

Karen Brodbeck is Director of Marketing for the Ottawa hospital.  She says finances played a role in the merger.

She says Ottawa employees will keep their jobs after the merger and keep the same seniority.  There will also be no change in doctors or medical records.

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