State entered into a consent decree with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to remedy anticompetitive concerns with acquisition of Mercy Medical Systems in Western Pennsylvania.
Consent decree entered by Pennsylvania AG with Children’s Hospital and UPMC.
Altoona Hospital and Bon Secours merger allowed as long as the merged hospital system follows the requirements outlined in the consent decree.
Consent decree filed by Pennsylviana AG, allowing Conemaugh and UPMC Lee merger as long as certain requirements are followed.
Florida v. Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Healthtrust, Inc., Memorial Health Systems, Inc. and Halifax Hospital Medical Center
As part of a negotiated settlement, the State of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought to enjoin the merger of defendant hospital facilities, alleging that such acquisitions would result in a substantial reduction of competition in the marketplace for medical care.
State alleged that defendants had unlawfully allocated geographic and product markets among themselves. Markets included acute care hosptial services, open heart surgery, and health facilities in several Florida counties.
In the Matter of Tri-County Hospital and Wadena Med. Center, No. C4-94-11900 (Ramsey Cty. Cr. Minn., Nov. 30, 1994)
State alleged hospital and large clinic sought to allocate the markets for x-ray equipment and colposcopy equipment.
State of Ohio filed suit to preclude the merger of Marion General Hospital and MedCenter Hospital. Concern centered on competition in the market for outpatient services. Case settled.
: Everett General, a large non-profit hospital, merged with Providence Hospital operated by Sister of Providence. A settlement agreement was negotiated which tied price increases to inflation and included non-discrimination clauses.
In the Matter of Memorandum of Understanding with : Sisters of Providence and Health, Hospital Services
Sisters of Providence, owner of St. Joseph Hospital, entered into an agreement to purchase St. Luke’s Hospital. The two hospitals located in Bellingham represent the only inpatient facilities located in Bellingham or Whatcom County. The merger was allowed with conditions as to service and competition.