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Officials also have maintained that the losses were not the effect of empty beds.
Bed occupancy rates dropped from 70 percent in 2015 to 54 percent in 2017, according to the same financial statements.
In an attempt to save money, Centegra announced an overhaul in June of its facilities and services. The plan included closing its intensive care and medical-surgical operations in Woodstock. Centegra moved those services to McHenry and Huntley hospitals.
Officials have projected that the changes will save the health system $15 million annually.
The emergency department at the Woodstock hospital now is a basic unit, which means people who need inpatient or surgical care will be transferred to a different facility.
Some services, such as Centegra’s outpatient mental health program, will move to the Woodstock campus.