Chicago gastroenterology practice seeks go-ahead for nearly $8M center

Chicago-based Lincoln Park Gastroenterology Center is seeking state approval to establish an ambulatory surgical treatment center, according to a Feb. 11 document.

What you should know:

1. The gastroenterology-focused ambulatory center would be established on the Amita Health Saint Joseph Hospital-Chicago campus, occupying a space originally designated as a gastrointestinal suite.

2. PCAC GI, which is owned by Amita Health affiliate Presence Chicago Hospitals Network, would serve as the operating entity and licensee.

3. St. Louis-based Ascension Health would provide funding for the project through Presence Chicago Hospitals Network.

4. As much as 49 percent interest in the operating entity could be acquired by gastroenterologists.

5. The center is pending certificate-of-need approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board.

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