Local hospitals to receive $3.4 million in grant money

By WEEK Reporter

Credit: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Local hospitals to receive $3.4 million in grant money

August 9, 2013 Updated Aug 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Governor Pat Quinn announced $3.4 million in investments to hospitals in north central Illinois on Thursday, part of $24.3 million in the Illinois Jobs Now! program to address the needs of healthcare institutions.

“It is crucial that hospitals have the most up to date facilities and equipment to deal with the health care needs of Illinois residents,” Governor Quinn said. “These grants will help area hospitals provide better service to their patients.”

In McLean County, Advocate BroMenn Medical Centet in Bloomington will receive $210,775 for roof repair and to acquire medical equipment.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington will also receive $146,942 for equipment upgrades.

In Peoria County, Methodist Medical Center in Peoria will receive $496,030 for a new linear accelerator.

OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria will receive $833,485 to create a Surgical Holding Area.

In Tazewell County, Pekin Memorial Hospital will receive $212,727 to renovate the seventh floor of the Patient Tower.

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