One of the popular rehabilitation centers in Wheaton, Chicago is all set to join Northwestern Medicine in 2016. It is a non-profit teaching hospital that was established in 1972.
"Northwestern Medicine and Marianjoy are organizations that share a fundamental commitment to providing high-quality and compassionate care to patients. The addition of Marianjoy will enhance our care continuum for patients throughout our system," said Dean M. Harrison, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare President and CEO.
It comprises of 127- bed that wholly contributes for the welfare of patients suffering with orthopedic, brain and spinal cord injuries.
"This relationship brings together two leading health care providers, coupling the innovative rehabilitation care offered by Marianjoy with the comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical services of Northwestern Medicine," said Marianjoy President and CEO Kathleen Yosko.
The Wheaton Franciscan Sisters also announced their intent to transfer not only Marianjoy, but all Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and Franciscan Ministries entities in the first quarter of next year.
"This decision came after a lengthy discernment process by the Sisters as we are aging and our numbers are getting smaller in the United States. We wanted to transfer our corporate ministries while these ministries are healthy, fiscally sound, and have a strong sense of mission and values," said Sister Pat Norton, chairwoman of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's sponsor member board.