Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an associated physicians' group face federal subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Chicago hospital and the Chicago-based Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation said in a statement Saturday evening that a
review is underway by the department's Office of Inspector General.
According to the statement, "the subpoenas request information regarding the structuring of various arrangements between Northwestern Memorial and the Northwestern Medical Faculty foundation."
Both the hospital and the physicians' group say they intend to fully cooperate with the federal inquiry.