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FTC sues to block 2 hospital mergers

June 3, 2022


The FTC has now challenged numerous hospital deals this year following its latest action.

Rhode Island’s two largest health systems abandoned plans to merge in February about a week after the FTC sued to block the deal.

New Jersey’s largest health system, Hackensack Meridian Health, lost its appeal challenging the FTC’s move to prevent a tie-up with Englewood Hospital, one of the last independent hospitals in the area.

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