Jacksonville's Passavant Area Hospital is going to become part of Memorial Health System. It will become the fourth hospital to go under the Memorial umbrella. A joint news release says the two organizations have signed an affiliation agreement. It still needs regulatory approval.
Passavant is a 93 bed hospital with about 900 full and part time workers. Memorial's three hospitals have more than 500 beds. It employs more than 5,700.
Along with Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, the System also has hospitals in Lincoln and Taylorville.