Via Christi Health System, Wichita, Kan., signed a letter of intent to sell Oklahoma Regional Medical Center, Ponca City, to Community Health Systems. Terms weren't disclosed. The sale is expected to close in the first quarter. Via Christi, a seven-hospital Catholic system, announced in August its intent to unload the hospital in order to direct its capital and management resources to other areas. Community, Brentwood, Tenn., operates 71 hospitals in rural and nonurban areas in 21 states. -- by Michael Romano
Catholic system to sell Okla. hospital to Community
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