In the Matter of Community Health Systems, Inc. and Health Management Associates, Inc.Date Filed: January 22, 2014
District Court: United States of America Before The Federal Trade Commission – FTC Matter No. 131 0202
Nature of Suit: Healthcare Consolidation
Defendant Type: Provider
Plaintiff Type: Federal
Case Info: https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/131-0202-c-4427/community-health-systems-health-management-associates
In April 2014, the Federal Trade Commission issued its final order in connection with Community Health Systems, Inc.’s proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health system Health Management Associates, Inc. The FTC required Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s largest hospital operators, to divest hospitals and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of the acquisition. In March 2015, the FTC approved CHS’s sale of a Gadsen hospital in accordance with its order. Find the FTC case summary and related documents here.