May 9, 2019

Around the nation: Gundersen, Marshfield Clinic consider merging

Daily Briefing

    Gundersen Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System on Tuesday said they've begun discussing potentially merging, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Wisconsin.

    • California: Babies born at CPMC Van Ness Campus in San Francisco on Monday were given a small gift—a yellow, hand-knit crown. The crowns were meant to celebrate the babies being born on the same day as Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's son (Nelson, KWQC, 5/7).

    • Georgia: Gov. Brian Kemp (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill that makes it illegal for anyone to get an abortion after a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. Georgia is now the fourth state this year to enact such a law, following Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio (Trotta, Reuters, 5/7).

    • Wisconsin: Gundersen Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System on Tuesday announced they've started discussing potentially merging. If a merger agreement is reached, the combined entity would consist of over 2,000 clinicians and 18,000 employees, with locations in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota (Paavola, Becker's Hospital Review, 5/7; Modern Healthcare, 5/7).

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