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Resurrection, Provena in merger talks

Two large Chicago-area hospital operators are exploring a merger in a deal that could create the largest Catholic-owned health care system in Illinois, sources told the Tribune.

Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care, which operates six hospitals in Chicago and the suburbs, has signed a letter of intent to “explore merger” with Mokena-based Provena Health, which owns six hospitals in the suburbs and downstate. Get the full story »

Loyola medical center favors Catholic partner

The parent of Loyola University Medical Center in west suburban Maywood wants to partner with another Catholic-owned medical-care provider, the large academic medical center confirmed this morning.

Dr. Paul Whelton told Loyola University Health System employees in a memo Friday that Loyola would “explore options .. from a position of strength” and Catholic medical-care providers would be part of its partnership discussions. The Tribune last week confirmed Loyola was evaluating whether to merge with another health care system. Get the full story »