Merger expected to finalize in 2013
than just trying to save people when they get sick.”
Pryor said both organizations are ffinancially healthy and have been talking about combining for the past year. They expect to complete the merger sometime in 2013.
Long-term beneffits from the merger are expected to include a larger medical staff, increased coordination of patient care, improved patient outcomes by adopting best practices, and the ability to attract, retain and train top talent.
The two organizations will have a single board of directors and a single executive leadership team. Pryor will be president and chief operating oficer of the combined group.
They will have two operating divisions,