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Mendota Community Hospital coming aboard with OSF Healthcare

Peoria Public Radio

Mendota Community Hospital and OSF Healthcare System have signed an affiliation agreement. The announcement comes after four months of due diligence and is expected to be finalized next spring.

Judy Christiansen is the interim CEO of Mendota Community Hospital. She says The new affiliation will ensure the community has access to high quality, cost effective health care services for many years.

Mendota opened a new 25-bed critical access hospital in 2011. The complex includes a medical office building. The hospital has 12 staff physicians and 15 ER contract doctors. By comparison, OSF employs more than 670 doctors with various specialties and another 300 advanced practitioners who are part of the OSF Medical Group.  

The affiliation still needs the approval of the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.