Illinois Board Rejects Mercy Hospital Owners’ Bid To Open New Clinic

The proposed outpatient clinic would not offer primary care, which raised concerns among some members of the state review board.

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In December, protesters gathered outside Loyola University Health Center to object to the closing of Mercy Hospital. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
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In December, protesters gathered outside Loyola University Health Center to object to the closing of Mercy Hospital. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Illinois Board Rejects Mercy Hospital Owners’ Bid To Open New Clinic

The proposed outpatient clinic would not offer primary care, which raised concerns among some members of the state review board.

In a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, Illinois regulators denied Trinity Health’s plans to open a new outpatient clinic on the South Side — where it plans to close Mercy Hospital by May.

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