Two-hospital Premier Health Partners, Dayton, Ohio, and 183-bed Middletown (Ohio) Regional Health System have signed an affiliation agreement under which Middletown would join Premier. A definitive agreement is expected by summer, a Premier spokeswoman said. The partnership is not a merger but will let the systems conduct joint strategic planning and coordinate operating and capital budgets, she said. -- by Patrick Reilly
Ohio systems agree to affiliate for joint planning
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