Illinois Board Approves Medical Group’s $61 Million Hospital Reversal

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On April 26, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group’s proposal to build a $61 million hospital.

The decision overturned a May 2021 decision that had rejected the project. In the May ruling, the state review board said the project would create unnecessary duplication of services. The medical group appealed the decision.

The recent review board decision allows Quincy Medical Group to build a small-format hospital with 25 patient beds, a 10-bay emergency department, three operating rooms and a procedure room. The project is expected to be completed in 2025.

“We thank the board for their endorsement and this community for their support,” said Todd Petty, MD, surgeon and president of Quincy Medical Group. “Our doctors and the QMG team have dedicated our lives to our patients. Local patients deserve affordable, quality health care. Today’s decision gives us the opportunity to give them that. We look forward to a bright future of affordable health care for all in our region. “

Quincy-based Blessing Health System had urged the Illinois review board to again block Quincy Medical Group’s plan to build the hospital, Muddy Rivers News reported. Blessing Health System officials said the proposed hospital would pose a financial threat to its organization because it would siphon off profitable surgeries and privately insured patients.

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