Hot Springs hospitals apparently to merge | Arkansas Blog

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hot Springs hospitals apparently to merge

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 2:17 PM

The National Park Medical Center and St. Joseph's hospital in Hot Springs will merge under one owner, according to this news release, though details of the combine are in short supply.

Capella Healthcare, parent of National Park, is going to become owner of St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center, which had been operated by Mercy Health, an organization of Catholic hospitals.

The operators have signed an agreement in principle and will negotiate a "definitive agreement." Merging of operations is suggested by the prepared statement from Lynn Britton, CEO of Mercy:

As separate providers in the Hot Springs area, Mercy and Capella face challenges in serving the community. Mercy has deep roots in the region, and it is our intent to continue our ministry here through other ways of meeting community needs. But given the environment, we have come to believe that the region will be better served by a unification of health services under one provider.

St. Joseph's is the larger of the two hospitals.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Study: Voter ID law likely helped Trump

    • Are you sure the Wisconsin claim isnt just another chapter in Hillarys book of excuses…

    • on September 26, 2017
  • Re: Puerto Rico: Trump's Katrina

    • Aren't Puerto Ricans pigment-challenged? Don't they vote Democratic? What else should they expect?

    • on September 26, 2017
  • Re: Tuesday's open line

    • So sez J. Beauregard, who backs Drumpf's profane criticism of NFL players silently kneeling that…

    • on September 26, 2017

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation