Community Health Systems, Brentwood, Tenn., agreed to acquire Newport (Ark.) Hospital and Clinic and said it will consolidate the hospital's operations with Community's Harris Hospital in Newport. Terms were not disclosed. A spokeswoman said Community expected to close the acquisition by year-end. Community owns or operates 69 hospitals in 21 states, including one other hospital in Arkansas, Helena (Ark.) Regional Medical Center. -- by Vince Galloro
Community to buy Ark. hospital, consolidate operations
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