Village & Palos Community Hospital Reach Tentative Understanding to Preserve Fitness Center

Village & Palos Community Hospital Reach Tentative Understanding to Preserve Fitness Center
Posted on 03/25/2016

The Village of Orland Park and St. George Corporation, parent of Palos Community Hospital, have drafted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would preserve the Palos Health & Fitness Center at 15430 West Ave in Orland Park.

Mayor Dan McLaughlin and village representatives have been working for weeks with Palos Community Hospital to reach a collaborative arrangement that would allow the proposed $100M health care development to move forward while preserving the fitness center.

“It has taken considerable time and effort to reach this agreement because like any project of this magnitude, proposed reconfigurations and new structural designs always include new legal, regulatory, construction and finance issues that must be addressed, negotiated and resolved,” McLaughlin said.

“While we are still working out details to finalize a specific plan, I am greatly encouraged that the cooperation between Palos Community Hospital and the Village of Orland Park to date is going to manifest itself into a ‘win-win’ for all parties involved – especially those residents who have come to rely on the fitness center to help improve the quality of their lives,” the mayor said.

Dr. Terrance Moisan, CEO of Palos Community Hospital agreed. “We appreciate Mayor McLaughlin’s lead and interest in preserving the fitness center while helping us move forward with our very important investment in Orland Park. Ultimately, this project is about fulfilling our commitment to bringing state-of-the-art health care to the community that we have been proud to be part of for more than 30 years.”