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Interest emerges in taking over Illinois hospital

Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2008

SSM Health Care, parent of St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island, IL, said it has been approached by parties interested in taking over the 410-bed hospital. SSM recently announced the hospital will be closing due to rising numbers of uninsured and the lack of a buyer. Despite the interest, SSM Health Care representatives said as of right now it is unilikely a deal would emerge.