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It’s Official: Sherman Health joins Advocate Health Care

Elgin, Ill – 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.

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

Leaders at Sherman and Advocate believe their 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.”

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About Advocate Health Care - Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 largest health systems by Truven Analytics in 2013, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals and the state’s largest integrated children’s network. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.


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