Mercy Hospital & Medical Center Joins Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Mercy Hospital & Medical Center announced on Tuesday its affiliation with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to provide 24-hour hospitalist and neonatologist care at Mercy. Lurie Children’s Pediatric hospitalists will provide 24/7 coverage for Mercy’s Inpatient Pediatric Unit and consult in the Emergency Department as well. Mercy will also have onsite Lurie Children’s Neonatologists caring for our newborns in our Special Care Nursery and Labor and Delivery.

“We are so pleased to have Lurie Children’s as our new partner in the delivery of pediatric and neonatology care. Having Lurie Children’s pediatric hospitalists and specialists available to our patients is an excellent example of strategic collaboration amongst health care providers with the goal of increasing 24/7 access to premier health care for our communities,” says Carol Schneider, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center.

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“Children should be cared for in the most convenient and appropriate setting,” says Jill Keats, Vice President, Program Development, Lurie Children’s. “Our partnership with Mercy Hospital & Medical Center will allow children to stay close to home in their local hospital while receiving skilled and experience pediatric and neonatal care from Lurie Children’s physicians.”

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