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WIN­FIELD, Ill.—

Cen­tral DuPage Hos­pi­tal cel­e­brated a new bed pavil­ion July 17, an­tic­i­pat­ing the hos­pi­tal’s plans to move pa­tients into the five-story, 280,000-square-foot build­ing Aug. 7. The hos­pi­tal of­fered tours of the new fa­cil­ity, which has 202 pri­vate rooms, in­clud­ing 74 for post-sur­gi­cal care and are sched­uled to ap­pear Aug. 16 be­fore the Illi­nois Health Fa­cil­i­ties and Ser­vices Re­view Board, which must ap­prove Methodist’s change of own­er­ship. Ac­cord­ing to the ap­pli­ca­tion filed with the board, the agree­ment calls for Iowa Health to put at least $175 mil­lion to­ward cap­i­tal im­prove­ments at Methodist in the first seven years. The deal is ex­pected to

ELYRIA, Ohio—

Three in­de­pen­dent com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals on the out­skirts of Cleve­land have formed a new for­profit com­pany to sup­port col­lab­o­ra­tive ven­tures in­tended to make the mem­bers more efficient. “We can no longer op­er­ate in iso­la­tion and ex­pect to re­tain the nec­es­sary strength re­quired to meet our mis­sion to our com­mu­nity,” said Dr. Don Shel­don, pres­i­dent and CEO of EMH Health­care, the par­ent of 285-bed EMH Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter. The other mem­bers, which have equal own­er­ship in the new Com­mu­nity Health Col­lab­o­ra­tive, are 316bed South­west Gen­eral Health Cen­ter in Mid­dle­burg Heights and 260-bed Parma (Ohio) Com­mu­nity Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal. Frank Lorde­man, who has been work­ing as a con­sul­tant since re­tir­ing as chief op­er­a­tion of­fi­cer of the Cleve­land Clinic in 2005, was named pres­i­dent and CEO of the new com­pany. Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, the com­pany is be­gin­ning its work with ef­forts in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, sup­ply chain man­age­ment and physi­cian in­te­gra­tion.

CINCIN­NATI—

Sound Physi­cians, a Ta­coma, Wash.-based hos­pi­tal­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, an­nounced a merger with Cincin­nati-based Ken­wood Hos­pi­tal­ists that will re­sult in 26 Ken­wood team mem­bers join­ing Sound Physi­cians. Fi­nan­cial terms of the deal were undis­closed in a news re­lease about the merger. Ken­wood Hos­pi­tal­ists work ex­clu­sively at Jewish Hos­pi­tal Ken­wood in Cincin­nati, ac­cord­ing to the group’s web­site. Ken­wood’s Dr. Scott Nix will serve as chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer for Sound Physi­cians in the greater Cincin­nati area. The merger rep­re­sents Sound Physi­cians’ en­try into the Cincin­nati mar­ket. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Robert Bessler, Sound Physi­cians has more than 400 physi­cians work­ing in 40 hos­pi­tals and 60 post-acute-care cen­ters through­out the U.S., ac­cord­ing to the com­pany’s web­site.

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