Memorial Medical Center http://wuis.org en State Panel Approves Memorial-Passavant Affiliation http://wuis.org/post/state-panel-approves-memorial-passavant-affiliation <p>The affiliation of two area health care organizations is a step closer to becoming a reality.&nbsp; Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville plans to join Memorial Health System, which oversees three other hospitals including Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.<br /><br />Tuesday, the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved the change.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Ed Curtis, Memorial's CEO, says the affiliation is on target to take effect April first.&nbsp; Afterward, he says patients won't notice an immediate difference in how they access health care:<br /> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:57:24 +0000 Sean Crawford 20614 at http://wuis.org State Panel Approves Memorial-Passavant Affiliation Springfield Hospital Acquiring Passavant In Jacksonville http://wuis.org/post/springfield-hospital-acquiring-passavant-jacksonville <p>Jacksonville's Passavant Area Hospital is going to become part of Memorial Health System.&nbsp;&nbsp; It will become the fourth hospital to go under the Memorial umbrella.&nbsp;&nbsp; A joint news release says the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement.&nbsp; It still needs regulatory approval.</p><p>Passavant is a 93 bed hospital with about 900&nbsp; full and part time workers.<br />Memorial's three hospitals have more than 500 beds. It employs more than 5,700.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:24:36 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 16200 at http://wuis.org Springfield Hospital Acquiring Passavant In Jacksonville