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State OKs St. James plan for hospitals


A state review board Tuesday approved Franciscan St. James Health’s plan to end inpatient operations at its aging Chicago Heights campus while expanding a newer facility in Olympia Fields.

The approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board came after Franciscan St. James agreed to provide funding for additional ambulance coverage for some communities impacted by the closing of emergency room services in Chicago Heights…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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