All surgeries suspended at Oak Forest Hospital

May 18, 2011 9:06:32 AM PDT
All surgeries are suspended at Oak Forest Hospital after its only anesthesiologist retired this week and a replacement was not hired because county officials had hoped to close the hospital on June 1.

But, last week, the Illinois Health Facilities And Services Review Board denied closure of the hospital.

Administrators are now reviewing their options.

For now, all surgeries have been moved to Provident Hospital.