Ascension sells hospitals in Idaho, Washington state
Ascension will sell hospitals in Idaho and Washington state to the for-profit hospital company created this summer through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.
RCCH HealthCare Partners is buying Lourdes Health in Pasco, Wash., and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Terms were not disclosed.
Ascension, the Catholic hospital giant based in St. Louis, said the two sides support maintaining the faithbased heritages of each hospital.
“RCCH works with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care and its values align closely with those of Ascension,” said Robert Henkel, executive vice president of Ascension.
The acquired hospitals bring RCCH’s total hospitals to 19. RCCH is owned by private equity company Apollo Global Management, which is reportedly interested in buying troubled Community Health Systems.
Brentwood, Tenn.-based RCCH currently is in 17 regional markets.