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Carondelet Health, HCA Midwest Health System Discontinue Plans for Sale

January 31, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, MO—(January 29, 2014)—In May 2013, Carondelet Health, a Health Ministry of Ascension Health, and HCA Midwest Health System announced plans for Carondelet Health to sell St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center and several other subsidiaries to HCA Midwest.

Since that time, Carondelet Health, Ascension Health and HCA Midwest have been working diligently to bring the transaction to conclusion, including undergoing the required Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulatory review.

Unfortunately, after a lengthy FTC review process, it has become clear that a timely, supportive decision from the FTC will not be forthcoming. As a result, Ascension Health and HCA Midwest have discontinued plans for the sale.

Carondelet Health’s staff and physicians continue to remain focused on delivering high-quality care to those they serve.

About Carondelet Health

Carondelet Health ( consists of two acute care hospitals, St. Joseph and St. Mary’s Medical Centers, with 450 beds and 900 physicians on staff combined. Both acute-care facilities have earned Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing. Consistent with its mission, Carondelet Health provides compassionate, quality healthcare with a special concern for the poor.

About Ascension Health
Ascension Health (, a subsidiary of Ascension, is leading the transformation of healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.5 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs last year, is the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Its Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 155,000 associates serving in more than 1,900 sites of care in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

About HCA Midwest Health System

The HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare provider, consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. The HCA Midwest Health System is also the area’s largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, the HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. The HCA Midwest Health System affiliated facilities serving the Kansas City area include Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Allen County Hospital and Cass Regional Medical Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of the HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 339 physicians, including 145 primary care providers and 189 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 148 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit To find a doctor, call (816) 751-3000 or (913) 541-7400.

For more information contact:
Cyndi Fahrlander, Carondelet Health, (816) 943-2565, (913) 579-8285, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Kimberly Winter Stern, HCA Midwest Health System (913) 449-4294, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Rob Dyer, HCA Midwest Health System, (702) 938-9700, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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