OSF Healthcare System and Kewanee Hospital have signed a definitive agreement that will result in Kewanee Hospital joining OSF pending approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, according to a release Wednesday. Kewanee Hospital is expected to join the Catholic healthcare system next spring. The announcement Wednesday comes after six months of due diligence, a process which validated the benefits of the affiliation to the communities they serve. Among the anticipated benefits local residents will experience is greater access to integrated primary, secondary and advanced tertiary health care services. Achieving excellence in clinical innovations, services, quality, costs and outcomes have also been identified as goals of both organizations.
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