8 Loy. Consumer L. Rep. 143 (1995-1996)
South Bend, the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana, is a city with a population of slightly more than 100,000. Located about 100 miles from Chicago, it serves many of the educational, financial and health care needs of a five county metropolitan area of over 700,000 people. South Bend and its sister city, Mishawaka, are served by four general hospitals. The two largest each have about 40 percent of the available beds in the community. One of them, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, is a not-for-profit corporation which is unaffiliated with any other hospital; the other large hospital, St. Joseph's Medical Center, is a Catholic hospital which is part of the Holy Cross Health System Corp. The other two hospitals, Michiana Community Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital of Mishawaka, each have roughly 10 percent of the available beds in the community.
Joseph P. Bauer,
South Bend, Indiana: A Case Study of the Possibilities and Realities of Hospital Cooperation,
8 Loy. Consumer L. Rep. 143 (1995-1996).
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