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3 other county nursing homes standing pat

MedicaidBudgets and Budgeting

In 2000, Illinois had 32 government-run nursing homes. That number now stands at 25, and might drop again if Lake County privatizes the management of Winchester House. Other county-owned facilities in the Chicago area, though, say they have no plans to leave the business.

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Name: Valley Hi Nursing Home

Location: Woodstock

Owner: McHenry County

Federal quality rating: Three stars out of five

Capacity: 128 beds

Medicaid patients: 80 percent

Annual budget: $14.6 million

County subsidy: $6 million

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Name: Sunny Hill Nursing Home

Location: Joliet

Owner: Will County

Federal quality rating: Two stars out of five

Capacity: 238 beds

Medicaid patients: 80 percent

Annual budget: $37 million

County subsidy: $4.5 million

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Name: DuPage Convalescent Center

Location: Wheaton

Owner: DuPage County

Federal quality rating: Four stars out of five

Capacity: 360 beds

Medicaid patients: 78 percent

Annual budget: $34 million

County subsidy: $2.5 million

SOURCE: Medicare.gov, Tribune research

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