Chicago, IL. Nixon Peabody is advising on the transformation of four South Side Chicago hospitals: Advocate Trinity Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and Mercy Hospital & Medical Center (a member of Trinity Health).
The deal will serve as a springboard to transform preventative care, improve service quality, and expand access to residents of the surrounding communities. Through community outreach and calls for involvement, the four hospitals will collectively seek to minimize health inequities plaguing the area, where residents face significantly lower life expectancy and higher incidences of chronic disease than elsewhere in the state. These and other disparities are exacerbated by social determinants of health including food insecurity, housing, and trauma.
The transaction, which will result in the creation of a new integrated health system, is expected to close by the end of 2020. The transformation plan also calls for several new community health centers and the development of a new hospital.
In addition to the transaction itself, the Nixon Peabody team is advising on numerous regulatory and operational aspects related to the creation of a new health system.
For further information on the merger, see the press release: Four South Chicago hospitals to pursue transformative solutions to address health equity on Chicago’s South Side