Breaking News Bar
updated: 6/3/2013 1:50 PM

Sherman Health gets new name in Advocate Health Care merger

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • New signage should go up at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Randall Road in Elgin sometime this month. The hospital's merger with Advocate Health Care was finalized last weekend.

      New signage should go up at Advocate Sherman Hospital on Randall Road in Elgin sometime this month. The hospital's merger with Advocate Health Care was finalized last weekend.
    Courtesy of Advocate Sherman Hospital

 
 

A new name is now in effect at Sherman Health, which has officially joined Advocate Health Care system, the largest health care system in the state.

From now on, the Elgin-based hospital will be known as Advocate Sherman Hospital. The merger closed Saturday and full integration of the two systems is expected to conclude within two years, according to a news release.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Physicians and patients won't see new signage at the hospital's campus until mid-June. Meanwhile, signs bearing the new name should start popping up on Sherman's other facilities within the next six to 12 months.

Sherman will also launch a one- to two-year marketing and public relations campaign to promote the new name.

In May, the Illinois Health Facilities Services and Review Board approved the merger between Sherman Health and Oak Brook-based Advocate by a unanimous vote, giving them the green light to join forces.

As part of the merger, Advocate, also one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest, made a $200 million commitment to Sherman. Sherman will use the cash infusion to grow its regional presence and to continue offering the services the community needs now and in the future, Sherman spokeswoman Tonya Lucchetti-Hudson said.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.