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“Westlake Hospital owners to pay Melrose Park $1.5 million to settle dispute over controversial closure.” The Chicago Tribune.

“Westlake Hospital owners to pay Melrose Park $1.5 million to settle dispute over controversial closure.” The Chicago Tribune.

July 27, 2020

After more than a year of battling in court, the owners of now-shuttered Westlake Hospital have agreed to pay Melrose Park $1.5 million under a settlement approved by the village board Monday.

The village sued Los Angeles-based Pipeline Health in Cook County Circuit Court in March of last year, after Pipeline said it would close Westlake. The village alleged Pipeline made misrepresentations when it bought Westlake by saying it would keep the hospital open, and then closing it weeks after the purchase.

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