It was announced Tuesday that Greenville Regional Hospital and Hospital Sisters Health System have signed an agreement for the Greenville hospital to affiliate with HSHS.
This will require approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Service Review Board. If approval is received, the affiliation will go into effect in May.
As an affiliate of HSHS, Greenville Regional Hospital will still provide inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. It will continue to have a medical staff of more than 50 specialty doctors and physicians from the HSHS Medical Group and Prairie Cardiovascular, which will have clinic space on the Greenville campus.
HSHS has 13 hospitals and an integrated physician network across Illinois and Wisconsin. Among its Illinois hospitals are those in Highland, Breese, Belleville and Effingham.
When the affiliation is finalized, Greenville Regional Hospital will be renamed to reflect its new Catholic identity.