Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Northwest Herald reports process under debate.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The state of Illinois requires hospitals to apply for a Certificate of Need application and have a hearing before the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board but some question whether that's the right process, according to the Northwest Herald. Read the story here.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
But Centegra looking forward to trying again.
Harry Leopold had to catch the bus back from Joliet to Sun City Huntley Tuesday evening after a disappointing day as he watched Centegra Health System’s plans for a Huntley hospital rejected by a state review board. “I was hoping it would pass,” the Huntley trustee said. “Our staff support it, our trustees supported it and the residents of Huntley support it.” The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board did not support the plan. Members voted 8-1 to issue an “intent to deny” notice to Centegra. Earlier in the afternoon, the board issued the same decision to Mercy Health System’s proposed Crystal Lake hospital. But Leopold doesn’t feel all is lost. “Of course, they will try again,” he said. “Eventually we know it will be needed…
Monday, June 27, 2011
Centegra Health System see Haligus and Algonquin Road location perfect for new hospital.
Centegra Health System didn’t conceive the idea of a Huntley hospital overnight, said Susan Milford, Centegra Health System's Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Planning and Wellness Services. It came out of strategic planning the hospital was conducting back in 2004, she said. Hospital planners looked where the growth in McHenry County was expected to increase and found the epicenter was Huntley where the population more than tripled in the last 10 years, according to U.S. Census data. “We really there was a need for additional health care service,” based on the growth, she said. “That’s when we bought the land.” Centegra purchased 110 acres of land on Algonquin and Haligus Roads from a Huntley farmer. The idea was to someday…
Mercy officials hope to fulfill Crystal Lake’s dream of a hometown hospital
Mercy Health System has eyed a hospital in Crystal Lake since before the turn of the century. Crystal Lake officials and residents have wanted one even longer. It is an emotional issue in Crystal Lake, where some residents view this as the town’s last chance to have its own hospital. The quest for a hospital became a reality in 2004 when Mercy was granted its Certificate of Need from the Illinois Facilities and Review Services Board. But that CON came under scrutiny and “the issue got tied up in a bunch of things we had nothing to do with,” Mercy CEO Rich Gruber said. Mercy never did anything wrong, but its CON was eventually revoked. The revocation had to do with members of the review board who were implicated in a corruption scandal. So …