Idaho Health System Sues Rival Over Physician Practice Buy

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 6:37 PM EST) -- St. Alphonsus Health System Inc. on Monday hit rival St. Luke’s Health System Ltd. with a suit in Idaho federal court, alleging St. Luke’s plans to acquire a physician practice will severely harm health care competition in Idaho and eastern Oregon.

In their suit, Boise, Idaho-based St. Alphonsus and three of its subsidiaries claim St. Luke’s plans to acquire Saltzer Medical Group would give it a “near monopoly” over the Nampa, Idaho, adult primary care market. Idaho's largest and oldest physician practice, Saltzer is based in...
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