Merit Health Systems, Louisville, Ky., said it acquired 85-bed Medical Center at Lancaster (Texas) for undisclosed terms from American MedTrust, Duluth, Ga. Both investor-owned companies are privately held. Merit said it will invest $20 million in the Lancaster hospital over the next five years, including building an MRI center, expanding surgical suites and adding inpatient and rehabilitation beds. Merit said it also plans to develop a medical office building with physician partners. Merit now has three hospitals and American MedTrust two. -- by Vince Galloro
For-profit Merit adds 85-bed Texas hospital
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