Kentucky-based Trover Health System has entered into exclusive negotiations to join five-hospital Baptist Healthcare System. Trover includes 197-bed Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, as well as a number of clinics in the western part of the state.
Ky. system in talks to join Baptist Healthcare
Trover’s board considered letters of intent from three finalists before settling on Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Healthcare, according to a joint news release. Also on the short list were 47-hospital LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., and 378-bed Owensboro (Ky.) Medical Health System.
“We are confident that Baptist’s sterling reputation and commitment to quality care will assist us in serving our region of Western Kentucky,” said E. Burton Whitaker, Trover’s president and CEO, in the release. “By joining the Baptist system, Trover joins the Baptist statewide network of hospitals and will gain access to a broad range of operational and financial resources, as well as Baptist’s clinical quality initiatives and experienced leadership.”
The two will now begin negotiations toward a final agreement.
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