Cook County to close, redevelop old Oak Forest Hospital campus
It’s the end of an era for the century-old south suburban Oak Forest Hospital campus.
Cook County plans to close and redevelop the sprawling campus as it looks to cut costs and modernize health care services.
The former hospital is now an outpatient clinic that serves the poor and uninsured. And other county departments use the space, too.
Oak Forest is the largest of the county-owned health system’s campuses. There are 53 buildings spread across 153 acres. But over the years, the county has used less and less space, and it’s expensive to maintain…Please click here to read Kristen Schorsch’s story on WBEZ.