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Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Palos Health Explore Affiliation

Palos Heights-based health system would join Northwestern Medicine

Chicago and Palos Heights, Ill. – September 11, 2020 – Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Palos Health have signed a Letter of Intent for Palos Health to join Northwestern Medicine subject to approval of a definitive agreement by their respective boards of directors and regulatory approval.

“Both health systems are guided by providing patients access to high-quality, compassionate care, close to where they live and work” said Dean M. Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. “As a member of Northwestern Medicine, Palos Health will join Chicago’s premier integrated academic health system and have access to groundbreaking clinical trials, research, and leading clinical programs.”

Palos Health offers patients in the southwest suburbs access to an award-winning 425 licensed bed hospital in Palos Heights and a South Campus in Orland Park which provides access to primary and specialty care, advanced diagnostic technology and a surgery center. The health system includes 3,000 employees and a 600 member Medical Staff.

“Palos Health has offered innovative approaches to community based healthcare for nearly 50 years” said Terrence Moisan, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Palos Health.  “The proposed affiliation with Northwestern Medicine will further enhance Palos Health’s already strong reputation for providing exceptional community-based care with Northwestern’s world-class academic healthcare expertise.”

  

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About Palos Health

To learn more about Palos Health, please visit: https://www.paloshealth.com/about-us/