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2013-06-06 – Advocate Health Care Adds Sherman Hospital

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On June 1, Sherman Health officially joined the Advocate Health Care system and assumed its new name – Advocate Sherman Hospital. Full integration of the two systems is anticipated to occur over a period of about two years.

Beginning in mid-June, members of the community can expect to see new signage on the main hospital campus to reflect the new Advocate name and brand. Additionally, signage reflecting the Advocate name will be phased in at Sherman sites throughout the Fox Valley over the next six to 12 months. A marketing and public relations campaign featuring Sherman physicians and staff will also run through the summer.

Leaders at Sherman and Advocate believe the partnership will:

-Support the continued improvement of patient health outcomes, quality and safety in the state of Illinois.

-Allow for more reinvestment of dollars toward health care, by reducing operating and capital costs.

-Promote the transformation of care delivery from a volume to a value-based model.

“The coming together of one of the nation’s top community hospitals and one of the nation’s leading health systems is a big win for our community,” said Rick Jakle, Advocate Sherman Hospital Board of Directors. “Sherman’s 125 year history of providing quality care and service to our community will only be enhanced by Advocate’s nationally-recognized name and best practices.”

June 11, 2013