Community Cancer Center Ownership Change
Ownership of the Community Cancer Center in Normal will change, effective September 1, 2020 when Carle Health will lead the Community Cancer Center in accordance with its newly established ownership of Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
Advocate Aurora Health and OSF HealthCare had jointly owned the stand-alone Community Cancer Center, which opened in 1999 after leaders from OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington and BroMenn Medical Center in Normal came together to provide cancer care to the Bloomington-Normal community. In January 2020, Advocate Aurora announced it was selling BroMenn Medical Center to Urbana-based Carle health system. That action activated a review of the joint venture agreement for the Community Cancer Center.
“OSF HealthCare greatly appreciates the more than 20-year partnership with BroMenn in providing cancer services in Bloomington-Normal. We are proud of the cancer care that the Community Cancer Center has provided,” said Lynn Fulton, president of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. “OSF HealthCare spent a great deal of time, consideration and discernment in the decision to move away from ownership of the center, but ultimately decided the timing was right to make the change. We welcome Carle to the community and will continue to work collaboratively with their team.”
“We have appreciated our partnership with OSF over the years and we are so pleased to carry forward the legacy of the Community Cancer Center that was established many years ago to ensure patients receive the care they needed locally. We look forward to continuing to advance cancer care in central Illinois in the future,” said Colleen Kannaday, president, Carle BroMenn Medical Center.
OSF HealthCare leaders plan to coordinate with Carle and health care providers at the Community Cancer Center to ensure that patients continue to receive high-quality care during the ownership transition, with no disruption.
About OSF HealthCare:
OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs more than 23,600 Mission Partners (employees) in 147 locations, including 14 hospitals – 10 acute care, four critical access – and two colleges of nursing. Its physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers.
About Carle Health:
Based in Urbana, IL, The Carle Foundation is a vertically integrated system with more than 9,500 employees in its five hospitals, multi-specialty physician groups, health plan and associated healthcare businesses including the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school. Carle is proud to be named a Great Place to Work®. Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle BroMenn Medical Center hold Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest honor for nursing care and Carle Foundation Hospital (CFH) ranks as one of America’s 50 Best HospitalsTM by Healthgrades®.