TITLE

Hospital merger challenged

AUTHOR(S)
Carlson, Joe
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/28/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 48, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
67669344

 

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