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Illinois’ Hospital Groups Complete Mega-Merger

 |  January 5, 2022

Two suburban hospital groups have combined, creating the third-largest medical system in Illinois, reported The Chicago Sun Times.

Officials from NorthShore University Health Systems and Edward-Elmhurst Health announced Wednesday, January 5, the merger was approved by the Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Health Facilities & Services Review Board.

“This is the result of a lot of hard work, especially over the last year,” said NorthShore President and CEO J.P. Gallagher. “During the pandemic, I think the industry has seen significant challenges and we’ve also seen how important having a vibrant community network of care is.”

Gallagher will serve as the new system’s president and CEO, while Mary Lou Mastro, current Edward-Elmhurst CEO, will become head of the new system’s south region.

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