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Proposed QMG Hospital denied by State Board

Proposed QMG Hospital denied by State Board

2 weeks, 6 days ago by Scott Hardy

QMG has 14 days to submit more information

Quincy Medical Group has had its' plans to build a small-format hospital denied by the State of Illinois. 

The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board Wednesday issued an intent to deny on the $61 million project during a virtual hearing. The Board resumed its' meeting from earlier this month, when it didn't have enough members to hold a legal vote. In a statement after the vote, Quincy Medical Group said that the decision "allows QMG to submit additional information for the board’s consideration." They have 14 days to do so. Once that new information is received by the Review Board's staff, they'll then submit their findings to the Board in a supplemental report. In April, the Review Board's staff issued a report saying that QMG's proposed hospital would unnecessarily duplicate services, and add un-needed hospital beds. Blessing Health System has said the facility would cost it nearly $7 million a year in Federal funding. QMG wants to build a 28-bed hospital next to their Cancer Institute and Surgery Center at the Quincy Town Center.

Plans for the 68,000 square foot hospital call for it to have an emergency department with 10 bays, 3 operating rooms, and a procedure room.

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