Little Company Of Mary Hospital issued the following announcement on Oct. 9.
OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers are continuing their journey toward becoming one organization. The organizations’ boards have adopted a definitive agreement and decided on a new name: OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center.
“A focused discernment went into the decision to rename our facility,” said Sister Sharon Ann Walsh, L.C.M, Chairperson of the Board of Directors. “As our two congregations came together and discussed ways to reflect our new partnership, it was important to both communities that we found a name that would preserve our strong heritage.”
“We admire the longstanding commitment to the gift of life demonstrated by Little Company of Mary,” said Sister Judith Ann Duvall, O.S.F., Major Superior and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. “As colleagues in this sacred calling of health care ministry, we are honored to carry on the Little Company name and tradition as they join our OSF family.”
The merger is anticipated to take place on February 1, 2020. Over the next few months, the two organizations will seek the necessary regulatory and canonical approvals while continuing work on the planning of strategies to meet the needs of the communities in the southwest Chicago area.
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Source: Little Company Of Mary Hospital