The US FTC files an administrative complaint alleging that a proposed merger will reduce competition in the hospital sector (Thomas Jefferson / Albert Einstein Healthcare)

Will FTC’s winning record end planned Philadelphia-area hospital merger?* The FTC and State of Pennsylvania on February 28 moved to block the proposed merger of Jefferson Health and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, two leading providers of inpatient general acute care hospital services and inpatient acute rehabilitation services in the Philadelphia area. The FTC issued an administrative complaint alleging that the proposed merger would reduce competition in both Philadelphia and nearby Montgomery County and authorized staff to file a complaint , along with the state, seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent the parties from consummating the merger and to maintain the status quo pending the administrative trial. The challenge comes four years

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