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Atlanta’s St. Joseph’s Hospital still seeking partner

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 6, 2010

The morning after partnership talks broke off between St. Joseph's and Piedmont hospitals, St. Joseph's officials were back seeking another partner to help them reduce costs and expand their presence in the metro Atlanta medical market. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was the first to report that the two major metro Atlanta hospitals could not agree on a joint venture that would benefit both hospitals. Their 90-day period of exclusive talks ended midnight Monday with both parties agreeing to walk away. Had the two hospitals formed the partnership, officials said the joint venture was expected to combine the two health systems' computer information systems into a new system.