OSF HealthCare Responds to Methodist Lawsuit

2/01/2013 - Peoria, Illinois

OSF Healthcare System is confident it has fully complied with all antitrust laws and regulations while providing high-quality health care throughout the region.

Having reviewed the lawsuit filed by Methodist Health Services Corporation against OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, we find it to be without merit. Litigation will simply consume time, energy and resources that each organization could better use to meet the health and medical care needs of tri-county residents as well as those throughout central and northern Illinois. 

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center was the first hospital in the OSF Healthcare System, being founded in 1877.  It has a long-standing tradition of meeting and exceeding the needs of those we have the privilege to serve, regardless of their ability to pay. The charity care and community benefits we have provided as a health care system exceeded $268 million as noted in the Annual Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefits Plan we filed with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in 2012.

The Sisters, our Board of Directors and Administrative leadership appreciate and acknowledge the dedication and commitment of all OSF employees to our Mission of serving with the greatest care and love to all who come through our doors.

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