Hospital merger challenged

Carlson, Joe
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/28/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 48, p12
Trade Publication
The article discusses the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) legal challenge against the merger of the Rockford Memorial Hospital with OSF Healthcare System which owns the OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. It cites a federal court decision in 1989 and 1990 to stop merger talks of two hospitals in Rockford, Illinois concluding that the deal would threaten competition and gain too much clout with insurers. It notes that the FTC has two other open cases of hospital mergers.


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