Potomac Hospital, a 183-bed independent acute-care facility in Woodbridge, Va., signed a letter of intent to merge into seven-hospital Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Va. Both organizations are not-for-profit, but the agreement calls for the creation of a community health foundation in the Prince William County area. Sentara said a final dollar amount for the foundation had not been settled on and declined to provide an estimate. These past few years have been a period in which many hospitals, including Potomac, have experienced economic difficulties. This new partnership will safeguard our ability to deliver valuable healthcare services to the Prince William community, Potomac President and CEO William Moss said in a news release. According to news accounts, Moss announced he is stepping down from his job after 31 years, joining a flurry of other CEOs leaving their jobs (See cover story, p. 6). The two parties will complete their partnership details and work to meet regulatory requirements in the next several months.
Late News: Potomac Hospital agrees to join Sentara Healthcare
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