Northwestern plans outpatient center in Chicago neighborhood slated to lose hospital

The healthcare facility likewise attempted coordinating with three other South Side healthcare facilities last December to form a single healthcare organization, but that deal was cancelled in late May after state financing failed.

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In July, Mercy announced plans to close in between Feb. 1 and May 31 of next year, pending approval from a state evaluation board. The healthcare facility stated it might no longer sustain month-to-month operating losses of $4 million..
Trinity Health, which owns Mercy, stated it pursued 18 months to sell or discover a partner for the 292-bed health center, calling more than 20 potential partners..

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It plans to close its inpatient health center, Mercy said it desires to develop an outpatient facility. Community activists have said the loss of an acute care medical facility will develop a medical desert on the citys South Side.

The ambulatory center, which would require regulatory approval, would be 75,000 square feet and house an urgent care center, medical care clinic and specialty care services in Chicagos Bronzeville area..

The facility would partially fill a void in the neighborhood if the closure of Mercy Hospital & & Medical Center moves on, according to the report..

Northwestern Medicine, a 10-hospital system in Chicago, plans to develop an outpatient care center in a South Side neighborhood that is slated to lose its 170-year-old inpatient healthcare facility next year, according to The Chicago Sun Times..

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