St. Elizabeth’s Hospital second hearing now set for Dec. 2

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Health Facilities Service and Review Board has now rescheduled a second public hearing regarding St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s application to build a replacement hospital in O’Fallon.

The hearing will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center, 200 South Belt East in Belleville, board spokesperson Courtney Avery said. Sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m.

St. Elizabeth’s wants to build a new $253.5 million hospital in O’Fallon, seven miles away from its current campus in downtown Belleville.

The second hearing had been scheduled for tonight (Tuesday) in East St. Louis, but was reset.

St. Elizabeth’s wants to relocate most of its operations to a site at Green Mount Road and Interstate 64.

The state board is expected to review the application on Dec. 16.

Here is a link to the formal public notice, which was being updated to reflect the new date, Avery said:

http://www.hfsrb.illinois.gov/pubhear.htm#14-043

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