Cedar Spa Hospital in Cedar Park, Ill.
is shutting its doors for the season due to severe flu season-related flu cases, according to a hospital spokesperson.
The hospital will continue to provide emergency care for patients with respiratory illnesses.
The Cedar Spa Healthcare System said in a statement that Cedar Spa will remain open for regular services.
“The Cedar Spa Health System continues to operate its primary health care facility with a staff of approximately 5,000, which includes approximately 10,000 staff members and approximately 2,000 patients,” the hospital said in the statement.
“Our emergency medical care staff is trained and equipped to provide the highest level of care, and we will continue our efforts to keep our staff and patients safe during this difficult time.”
The Cedar Springs hospital is owned by St. Louis-based Saginaw-based company Saginas Healthcare, which also operates the hospital.
The company says its primary focus is on providing “care to our patients and our communities,” according to its website.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our community and beyond for this critically important mission.
Saginahs Healthcare is committed to making sure that every day, our patients, staff and caregivers are treated with respect and dignity, and they are well cared for.
We will continue working to address this crisis as soon as possible,” the statement said.