Things are about to change in the way health care is provided in central Illinois. Proctor Healthcare has announced they are downsizing and selling primary care services to OSF St. Francis.
The reason is because of decreases in medicare reimbursements from the federal government. However the CEO of Proctor Paul Macek says the sale will not impact current patient services with their primary doctors.
"The whole purpose of this is to make sure that we preserve access to these important primary care physicians here in the community so we don't want to do anything that's going to disrupt that. We don't want to do anything that's going to confuse people about access to their doctor," he said.
The switch might not happen for atleast 60 days. During the transition, it will be buisness as usual for employees and patients alike.