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Health

Marianjoy merges with Northwestern Medicine

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton has merged with the Northwestern Medicine health system, according to a Northwestern news release.

The merger, which includes the hospital and outpatient clinics, Marianjoy Medical Group and the Marianjoy Foundation, was officially announced March 1.

"Marianjoy provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for children and adults," Northwestern Memorial HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer Dean M. Harrison stated in the release. "We are pleased to be able to partner with the Marianjoy team of physicians, nurses and staff to expand access to rehabilitation care for our patients."

Marianjoy, founded in 1972 by the Wheaton Franciscan Sisters and dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation, includes 100 acute medical rehabilitation beds and 27 skilled nursing beds.

“This is a great opportunity for Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to join a nationally ranked academic health system,” Kathleen Yosko, who will remain president of the hospital, stated in the release. “Our patients and their families, as well as physicians, nurses and staff will benefit from this partnership.”

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare signed a letter of intent to transfer Marianjoy in October 2015. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the change in ownership in December 2015.

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