CHICAGO and CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Centegra Health System have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore an affiliation. Over the next several months, the organizations will enter into discussions to define the affiliation, which is subject to corporate and regulatory review and approvals.
"Centegra Health System shares a similar vision as Northwestern Medicine with a commitment to providing patients with high-quality, compassionate care," said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. "As a member of Northwestern Medicine, Centegra Health System would be part of an integrated academic health system that is transforming the future of health care and becoming one of the nation's premier destinations for patient care."
Centegra Health System includes hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers and Centegra Hospital-Huntley, which will open in August 2016. The health system includes 4,000 employees and more than 200 physicians and allied health professionals who are employed by Centegra Physician Care.
"This is the right time to join an organization that values the ways we provide advanced medical care in our community," said Michael S. Eesley, Chief Executive Officer, Centegra Health System. "Northwestern Medicine would help us give patients the perfect combination of academic medicine and community-based care."
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About Centegra Health System
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SOURCE Northwestern Medicine