Sen. Rezin and Rep. Yednock’s joint statement on St. Margaret’s Hospital in Peru

 

PERU – State Representative Lance Yednock and State Senator Sue Rezin released a statement in response to the recently announced temporary closure of St. Margaret’s Hospital in Peru. They say their offices immediately began contacting the management team to request a briefing on the ongoing situation. Yesterday morning a conference call was held with St. Margaret’s management team and other support personnel to discuss the situation. St. Margaret’s Health-Peru President and CEO Tim Muntz and other executives offered an apology for how the announcement was made, but that the situation was caused by what they said was financial distress. Hospital officials said they were hoping to get a Rural Emergency Hospital designation for the Peru facility, but obstetrical services were unlikely to be offered at Peru or Spring Valley going forward.