Illinois board delays decision on merger of two hospitals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 16, 2008
The Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board postponed its decision on the proposed merger of Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital and Touchette Regional Hospital. The board said it needed to further analyze financial information submitted by the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation, which owns both of the hospitals. Some administrative functions of the two hospitals, including accounting, finance and payroll, have already been integrated.