Hospital merger creates largest chain
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 13, 2007
Community Health System announced last month it completed its $6.8 billion acquisition of Plano, Texas-based Triad Hospitals, creating the largest publicly traded hospital company. Through Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health System and its subsidiaries, the company now owns 132 hospitals in 28 states and one in Ireland, for a total of 19,200 licensed beds.
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