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.
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.
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.