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Heartland Health Monitor
5:15 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

California Company Finalizes Agreement To Buy Two KC-Area Hospitals

St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., pictured here, is one of several local Catholic hospitals that would be owned by Prime Healthcare Services of California.
Credit St. Joseph Medical Center

The operator of two local Catholic hospitals has finalized their sale to a for-profit company based in Ontario, Calif.

Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic health system, said in a statement Tuesday that it had reached a definitive agreement to sell St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs to Prime Healthcare Services. The two hospitals operate through Kansas City-based Carondelet Health.

Terms of the deal, which was first announced in July, were not disclosed, and the deal remains subject to regulatory approval.

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Heartland Health Monitor
8:54 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Company Seeking To Buy KC-Area Catholic Hospitals Inspires Anger, Admiration

St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., pictured here, is one of several local Catholic hospitals that would be owned by Prime Healthcare Services of California.
Credit St. Joseph Medical Center

 

Prime Healthcare Services, the for-profit California health care company that has agreed to acquire two nonprofit Kansas City area hospitals, is no stranger to controversy.

Among other things, it has faced fierce opposition from the nation’s largest health care labor organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and has been accused of billing fraud.

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Heartland Health Monitor
5:30 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Carondelet Health Agrees To Sell Two KC-Area Hospitals

St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., pictured here, and St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Mo., are slated to be sold to Prime Healthcare Services Inc. of Ontario, Calif.
Credit St. Joseph Medical Center

 

 

A West Coast hospital company has agreed to acquire two hospitals and other related facilities as part of a deal with Kansas City, Mo.-based Carondelet Health, the parties announced Monday.

The buyer is Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, which has signed a letter of intent that includes the acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center in south Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs.

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Health
10:02 am
Thu April 4, 2013

Kansas City-Area Hospital Sale Finalized

Providence Medical Center, in Kansas City, and St. John Hospital, in Leavenworth, are now among the two dozen hospitals owned by Prime Healthcare—a for-profit company based in California. 

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Health
9:50 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hospital Sale Cause for Hope, Concern

Jeremy Hendrickson urges Attorney General Derek Schmidt to put a hold on SCL hospital transaction.
Bryan Thompson Kansas Public Radio

The pending sale of two Kansas City area hospitals to a California-based corporation comes as a relief to those currently in charge of the hospitals.  However, some people are worried about what could happen. 

The sale of Providence Medical Center and Leavenworth’s St. John Hospital to Prime Healthcare Services needs the blessing of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to go forward.  Close to 100 people showed up for a public hearing conducted by the Schmidt last night. 

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Health
6:01 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Buyer Of Kansas Hospitals Faces Two Federal Investigations

The would-be buyer of Providence Medical Center in KCK and Saint John’s
Hospital in Leavenworth faces two ongoing federal investigations. Prime
Healthcare plans to buy the hospitals from SCL Health System for an
undisclosed amount.

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