Hearing planned on proposed Lindenhurst hospital
Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:52 AM
WAUKEGAN — A public hearing is planned on a proposed $130 million hospital project in the northern Illinois village of Lindenhurst.
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board will hold the hearing Nov. 15 in Lake Villa.
Waukegan-based Vista Health System has applied to build a 132-bed acute care hospital in Lindenhurst. Vista CEO Barbara Martin says there's a need for the hospital and the timing is right. She says the hospital will provide 600 permanent jobs.
Vista is a for-profit company that also runs two hospitals in Waukegan.
The health planning board has previously rejected Vista's plan to build a hospital in Lindenhurst, citing the number of existing hospital beds in the area. The board plans to consider the most recent proposal at a meeting Feb. 5.