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OSF Weighing New Partnership With Princeton Hospital

Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton
Perry Memorial Hospital
Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton

OSF HealthCare and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton are eyeing "a variety of partnership options." 

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In a news release, the city-owned Perry Memorial Hospital said more details will be announced after the Princeton City Council votes on a proposal on August 5. Perry Memorial Hospital has been an independent affiliate of OSF for the last half-century.

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“We have a longstanding relationship with Perry Memorial Hospital, marked by a deep mutual respect and a desire to keep quality health care services available and close to home for those we serve,” said Bob Sehring, CEO of OSF HealthCare in prepared remarks. “Our work in innovation has helped provide access to medical expertise and subspecialties for residents of rural communities who would have otherwise had to travel long distances to obtain the care they need.”

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The 25-bed Perry Memorial Hospital was founded in 1903. It is one of Bureau County's largest employers, with 370 workers. 

OSF HealthCare also recently announced it is pursuing a full merger with the Little Company of Mary hospital system in the Chicago suburbs. That deal is set to be sealed early next year. 

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Tim Shelley is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.