ProMedica Begs FTC Not To Make It Divest Ohio Hospital

Law360, Washington (February 6, 2012, 8:26 PM EST) -- ProMedica Health System Inc. asked the Federal Trade Commission Monday not to force it to divest St. Luke's Hospital, saying the FTC hasn't met its burden of showing that ProMedica's merger with the Ohio hospital would lead to higher prices for consumers.

ProMedica has appealed to the full commission a December finding by an FTC administrative law judge, unveiled last month, that the deal would get rid of competition between the two providers for general acute inpatient care in the Toledo, Ohio, area, allowing ProMedica to...
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