HCA Finalizes Purchase of Miami's Mercy Hospital

John Commins, May 3, 2011

HCA on Monday announced that it has finalized its previously announced purchase of Mercy Hospital in Miami. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Mercy is now a campus of Plantation General Hospital, an HCA affiliate in Plantation, FL, and has been renamed Mercy Hospital – A campus of Plantation General Hospital. The 473-bed hospital will continue to serve as a Catholic acute care hospital, owned and operated by HCA and will continue to operate under the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, HCA said in a media release.

"The addition of Mercy strengthens our presence in South Florida, enhancing our ability to meet this area's healthcare needs," Michael G. Joseph, president of HCA's East Florida Division said in a prepared statement. "The hospital has a long tradition of providing quality patient care, and we welcome Mercy to the HCA East Florida family."

With the addition of Mercy, HCA's East Florida Division now includes 13 hospitals, 12 outpatient surgery centers, an integrated regional laboratory and numerous imaging facilities, physician practices and medical education and training programs serving South Florida and the Treasure Coast, HCA said.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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