St. Mary adds jobs, plans new clinic in wake of Cottage Hospital’s end

OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois.

GALESBURG — Liza DeKezel, president of OSF St. Mary Clinical Middle, said she has spent the earlier many yrs looking at symptoms of Cottage Hospital’s looming closure.

Now dealing with an influx of sufferers, DeKezel explained OSF St. Mary is geared up to become the city’s sole well being care provider. 

“Yes totally, we’ve absolutely noticed an influx of sufferers which would be anticipated with a neighborhood hospital closure,” DeKezel claimed. “And actually that’s on all fronts. That’s the clinic side, our clinics, outpatient testing, prompt care — in all areas.”

DeKezel said the enhance in sufferers has not occurred right away, but steadily as provider lines started to decrease in Cottage Medical center. Attaining 70 new staff final yr by yourself, OSF St. Mary has hired new doctors, specialists and nurses, as effectively as much more lab team, meals company, amenities and clinic employees. 

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