Inova Health System Foundation and Prince William Health System

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Federal Trade Commission and Commonwealth of Virginia ex. rel. Robert F. McDonnell, Attorney General, Plaintiffs, v. Inova Health System Foundation and Prince William Health System, Defendants
FTC Matter/File Number:

061 0166

Civil Action Number:


Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Federal Court:
Eastern District of Virginia

Case Summary

In the case of Inova Prince William (0610166) the Commission authorized both an Administrative Complaint and a PI to challenge the proposed merger of Inova Health System Foundation’s and Prince William Health System (PWHS) pending a full administrative trial on the merits. The federal district court complaint alleges that the acquisition would violate federal antitrust laws by reducing competition for general acute care inpatient hospital services in Northern Virginia. On June 17, 2008 the Commission approved an order dismissing its administrative complaint, as the respondents publicly announced their mutual decision to terminate the proposed acquisition agreement. The transaction was withdrawn on 6/11/2008.