Ascension will sell hospitals in Idaho and Washington to the for-profit hospital company created this summer through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare, the companies announced Wednesday.
RCCH HealthCare Partners is buying Lourdes Health in Pasco, Wash., and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. Terms were not disclosed.
Ascension, the national Catholic hospital giant based in St. Louis, said the two sides support maintaining the faith-based heritages of each hospital.
“RCCH works with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care and its values align closely with those of Ascension,” said Robert Henkel, Executive Vice President of Ascension.
The acquired hospitals bring RCCH's total hospitals to 19. RCCH is owned by private equity company Apollo Global Management, which is reportedly interested in buying troubled Community Health Systems.
Brentwood, Tenn.-based RCCH currently is in 17 regional markets.
“We look forward to becoming part of the Pasco and Lewiston communities and living up to the trust that Ascension and these hospitals have placed in us,” said RCCH Executive Chairman Marty Rash.