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Streator medical facility now part of OSF Sytem

A hospital in north-central Illinois is shutting its inpatient services and reopening as an all-hours urgent care center. Streator St. Mary's Hospital is now part of the Peoria-based OSF Healthcare System.

It runs 11 hospitals, two colleges of nursing, a doctors group and a network of home health services.

OSF has hired 65 percent of the St. Mary's employees.

Some residents of Streator are reportedly unhappy St. Mary's Hospital closed Monday. They worry hospitals in the nearby communities of Ottawa and Pontiac are too far away.

State regulators approved the closure in November. Springfield-based Hospital Sisters Health System requested permission to close the hospital because of declining patient admissions.