It was announced this week that state approval has been received for Greenville Regional Hospital to become affiliated with Hospital Sisters Health System.
James Dover, president and CEO for the HSHS Southern Illinois Division, said the approval by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board came quicker than expected.
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Dover said a lot of work has been done during the past month on the transition. He said close to 20 different integration teams are working to ensure a smooth transfer.
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The HSHS officer said the current Greenville Regional Hospital board will complete their duties upon transition of the organization on May 2nd. There will be a new board, which will include members of the current board. Some current members will retire off the board.
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A blessing and dedication ceremony will be held on May 4th at the hospital. Attendance will be by invitation only.
James Dover will be our guest on Public Affairs Sunday, April 3 on WGEL.