Thursday, March 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
There’s one more member of the Loyola Medicine regional system now that it has finalized the purchase of MacNeal Hospital — a teaching hospital in Berwyn that has 374 beds and a medical staff of more than 550.
According to a statement released March 1 by Loyola, MacNeal — formerly owned by the for-profit hospital system Tenet Healthcare — also has a “12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility and a 68-bed behavioral health program.”
The $270 million purchase was approved on Feb. 27 by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. MacNeal joins Loyola University Medical Center and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital as the newest member of the Loyola system, which also features an ambulatory network of primary and specialty care locations across Cook, Will and DuPage counties.
Loyola Medicine is a member of Trinity Health, a health system that includes 94 hospitals in 22 states — one of the largest of its kind in the country.
“We look forward to serving a greater number of patients through our expanded delivery network, thanks to the resources, providers and value-added care made possible by adding MacNeal Hospital and its physicians to our system,” Larry M. Goldberg, president and CEO of Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health’s Illinois region, in the March 1 statement.
Days before the sale was finalized, Loyola officials told the Tribune that, once the deal is closed, modified signs will start appearing at MacNeal in the next several weeks. The hospital’s name, however, will not be changed and no layoffs or staff changes are in the works. VFP
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