In November 2021, St. Margaret’s Health filed an application with the state of Illinois to discontinue its obstetrics unit at Spring Valley and to consolidate all of its inpatient obstetrical services to the Peru location.
This application was recently approved, allowing the organization to move forward with this consolidation.
St. Margaret’s announced Thursday the change is set to take effect on March 15. The organization believes this will enable more efficient utilization of resources and improve the patient’s labor and delivery experience.
All of St. Margaret’s obstetricians have medical staff privileges at St. Margaret’s Health Peru so patients will not experience any interruption in their care, according to the release.
Patients can expect to receive the same quality healthcare service they have come to know through their same physician or provide, according to St. Margaret’s statement.