Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C., is merging with Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy, N.C., to form FirstHealth of the Carolinas.
Moore is a 318-bed private not-for-profit hospital. Montgomery, also a private not-for-profit facility, staffs 71 beds, according to the latest figures from the American Hospital Association.
Troy is about 30 miles northwest of Pinehurst in central North Carolina.
A Montgomery Memorial spokeswoman said the hospitals have been putting the merger deal together since July and hope to have it completed by the end of October.