Methodist and Proctor affiliation agreement approved

By WEEK Producer

November 5, 2013 Updated Nov 5, 2013 at 9:21 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved an affiliation agreement with UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor Hospital on Tuesday.

The affiliation will create one health system that officials say is designed to provide Central Illinois with greater health care value, quality and access.

The Boards of Directors of Methodist Health Services Corporation and Proctor Health Care Incorporated previously approved the terms of the agreement.

An official announcement, along with more information on the affiliation, will be made at a news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hult Center for Healthy Living.

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