Ar­dent ac­qui­si­tion of two Ok­la­homa hos­pi­tals com­plete

Modern Healthcare - - Late News -

Ar­dent Health Ser­vices, Nashville, has com­pleted its ac­qui­si­tion of two Ok­la­homa hos­pi­tals from Com­mu­nity Health Sys­tems, Franklin, Tenn., through Ar­dent’s Hill­crest Health­Care Sys­tem, Tulsa, ac­cord­ing to a Com­mu­nity news re­lease. Terms of the deal, which was an­nounced in June and ef­fec­tive Sept. 1, were not dis­closed. The two hos­pi­tals are 160-bed SouthCrest Hos­pi­tal, Tulsa, and 89-bed Clare­more (Okla.) Re­gional Hos­pi­tal. Ar­dent, in its own re­lease, said Joseph Neely was hired to be CEO of SouthCrest. Neely, 61, most re­cently was se­nior vice pres­i­dent and ad­min­is­tra­tor of 60-bed St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal South, Tulsa, and was an ex­ec­u­tive at Hill­crest in the 1990s. Ar­dent ac­quired Hill­crest in 2004. The deal gives pri­vately held Ar­dent six hos­pi­tals in Ok­la­homa among its 10 hos­pi­tals in to­tal. Mean­while, South Ge­or­gia Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Val­dosta, pur­chased the only other hos­pi­tal in town, 41-bed Smith Northview Hos­pi­tal, for undis­closed terms, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. The seller was in­vestorowned Ameris Health Sys­tems, Nashville. Smith Northview is now a cam­pus of 335-bed South Ge­or­gia Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

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