Bruce Bartels, president of WellSpan, would be the combined system’s president and CEO, and Roger Longendoerfer, president and CEO of PinnacleHealth, would be executive vice president and chief operating officer.
The talks that began in March will continue with formal due diligence taking place and “consideration of a final merger agreement in early 2010,’’ the release states. A deal would be followed by regulatory review.
The combined system would be more efficient, offer stronger resources to address a worker shortage. and offer a full spectrum of services, according to the release.
PinnacleHealth includes: Harrisburg Hospital, Community General Hospital campus, and Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital, all in Harrisburg, Pa. WellSpan includes: Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital and York (Pa.) Hospital.
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