U.S. FTC loses bid to stop Pennsylvania hospital deal

May 10, 2016 3:54 PM

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WASHINGTON A federal judge has ruled that two Pennsylvania hospital systems may proceed with a planned merger, refusing to order a preliminary injunction sought by the Federal Trade Commission.

U.S. District Judge John Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Monday said that the FTC had not shown it would likely succeed in stopping a merger between Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a 551-bed hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and PinnacleHealth System, ...

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