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Catholic Healthcare West ends negotiations with Community Health Systems


Statement is attributed to: Rod Davis, Senior Vice President, Operations, Nevada Service Area

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) announced today it has ended exclusive negotiations with Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation for the sale of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. The two organizations were unable to reach mutually agreeable terms and have decided to end negotiations at this time. Saint Mary’s has provided all normal patient care services during these negotiations and will continue to do so.

CHW, with support from Saint Mary’s sponsoring congregation, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, is continuing to explore options that will help preserve the availability of high-quality care, as well as consumer and physician choice in hospitals, in northern Nevada.

About Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a system of 40 hospitals and medical centers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1986, it is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems and the largest private hospital system in California. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. The CHW network of nearly 10,000 physicians and approximately 54,000 employees provides health care services to more than five million people annually. In 2011, CHW provided more than $1.4 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org

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