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Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Approves COE Application
November 12, 2014
November 12, 2014 Mendota, IL – Today the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the Certificate of Exemption (COE) application of OSF Healthcare System for a change of ownership of Mendota Community Hospital. When asked to comment on the Planning Board’s decision, Kevin Schoeplein, CEO of OSF Healthcare System stated, “We are very pleased with the Review Board’s approval of our COE application. The level of support we have received for this endeavor has been wonderful and is very much appreciated – that support had been expressed by our medical staffs, including independent physicians who serve our patients and the community and from business leaders and our elected officials. We all share a vision for the future of transforming health care to improve the lives of those we serve. ”

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Diabetes Awareness 2014
November 11, 2014
It is November. Time for Fall, Thanksgiving, and Diabetes Awareness Month. In the past I have written about the ever increasing number of people with diabetes in this country. Here are the diabetes statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) comparing 2011 and the most current numbers

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MENDOTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TO JOIN OSF HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
October 08, 2014
OSF Healthcare System (“OSF”) and Mendota Community Hospital (“MCH”) have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF pending approval from the Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board. MCH is expected to join OSF next spring. The announcement comes after nearly four months of due diligence, a process which validated the benefits of the affiliation to the communities they serve. “We are excited to partner with OSF HealthCare. This affiliation will further enhance our ability to provide excellent care to our patients,” said Judy Christiansen, Interim CEO of MCH. “The new affiliation will ensure that our community has local access to high quality and cost effective health care services for many years to come.”

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