Merger ex­pected to fi­nal­ize in 2013

Health

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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,

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