Providence Medical Center

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
4:36 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Ex-Employees Of KC-Area Hospitals Sold To Prime Healthcare Sue Over Severance Pay

A class-action lawsuit by former employees of Providence Medical Center says they did not receive severance pay after they were laid off.
Credit Mike Sherry / Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT

Just days after Prime Healthcare Services agreed to buy two Kansas City-area hospitals, laid-off employees of two other area hospitals owned by Prime sued the company, claiming they were not provided with promised severance benefits.  

The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of other terminated employees. It says 49 workers were let go immediately after Prime bought Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System in April 2013.

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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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