Allina Hospitals & Clinics, Minneapolis, entered into strategic integration talks with St. Paul-based Aspen Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice. Negotiations, under way for months, do not include a binding agreement between the potential partners, said David Kanihan, a spokesman for 10-hospital Allina. He declined to say what the deal might look like. Were still in the thick of the discussions, he said. In a written statement, the system said: Allina and Aspen are currently in discussions regarding a strategic integration that would enhance both organizations ability to provide exceptional care to their patients. The discussions are ongoing, and we expect a final decision to be made by the end of the year. Robert Van Why, Aspens chief executive officer, declined to comment.
Allina in talks with big multispecialty practice
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