Deaconess to Purchase Four Southern Illinois Hospitals

Deaconess to Purchase Four Southern Illinois Hospitals

Four southern Illinois hospitals will soon be under new ownership.

Deaconess Health System, Inc and Deaconess Regional Health Services Illinois, Inc. have signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud and Union County Hospital in Anna.

“The network is natural fit for us geographically and strategically as we join its continuum of care for the Tri-State area,” Ed Cunningham, vice-president of Southern Illinois Market and CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center, said in a release. “We’re excited to join this 130-year legacy of progressive, patient-centered care.”

The purchase, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions, is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Currently, the four southern Illinois hospitals will join Deaconess’ continuum of care across the Tri-State area.

Deaconess is located east of the southern Illinois network with a footprint of 12 hospitals, two of which are in Illinois. Their health care services span 48 counties in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Shawn McCoy, CEO of Deaconess, said they look forward to further enhancing access to quality care for their current and future patients in southern Illinois.

McCoy said as with other hospitals that have joined Deaconess in recent years, they will “maximize the strengths of each organization to enhance the community’s most needed services.”

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