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Pennsylvania hospital merger closer with three approvals

AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 6, 2008
Excela Health's purchase of Mercy Jeannette Hospital in Jeannette, PA, has gotten closer after the parties received three key approvals needed for the merger. The Vatican, the Pennsylvania attorney general and the Westmoreland County Orphans Court have all approved Excela's purchase of the hospital. Mercy Jeannette is a 148-bed hospital that was expected to lose about $6.5 million in 2007.