Hospital systems announce merger
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 12, 2007
Two Cincinnati-area hospital systems say they are planning to merge -- although the deal can't happen until a court rules on whether one of those systems can get out of its current alliance.
St. Luke Hospitals and St. Elizabeth Medical Center announced in February they had signed a merger agreement.
Meanwhile, St. Luke is in court trying to get out of the Health Alliance, the Cincinnati area's largest hospital system. A trial regarding the lawsuit was expected to end sometime in March.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/03/12/bibf0312.htm.