It operates two hospitals as not-for-profit enterprises.
Yesterday, discussions were undoubtedly being held at Centegra and Mercy Health Systems (operators of the Harvard Hospital) concerning the revocation of the property tax exemption for three Illinois hospitals:
- Prentice Women’s Hospital (part of the Northwestern Memorial complex),
- Edwards Hospital (whose president blew the whistle on Stuart Levine when he tried to shake down her institution in return for an expansion in Will County) and
- Decatur Memorial Hospital
Looking at “charity care,” based on an Illinois Supreme Court decision regarding the stripping of real estate tax exempt status of Urbana’s Provena Covenant Medical Center.
The Champaign County hospital now pays $1.2 million to local tax districts.
The Macon County Board of (Assessment) Review had assessed the Decatur hospital.
As far as I know, there is no immediate threat to Centegra’s two hospitals.