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Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation has applied for Federal Trade Commission approval to divest its 84 percent partnership interest in the Alaska Surgery Center in Anchorage, Alaska, to Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc. Columbia/HCA and Surgical Care America both are headquartered in Nashville,...
Charter Medical Corporation has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to reopen and modify a 1995 consent order to delete a provision that requires that it obtain prior Commission approval to acquire or divest any interest in psychiatric facilities in Atlanta, Ga., Memphis, Tn., Orlando, Fl. or...
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation has applied to the Federal Trade Commission for approval to divest hospitals it owns in West Valley City and Layton, Utah, and in Milton, Florida, to Paracelsus Healthcare Corporation; and in West Jordan, Utah, to Champion Healthcare Corporation. The...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a consent agreement with Local Health System, Inc., Blue Water Health Services Corp., and Mercy Health Services, settling charges over the proposed merger of Port Huron Hospital and Mercy Hospital-Port Huron. These are the two largest...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a consent agreement with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, settling charges that the company's $3 billion merger with Healthtrust, Inc. - The Hospital Company. would impair hospital competition -- leading to higher prices, reduced...
Federal Trade Commission staff has advised the Central Texas Medical Group (CTMG), an independent practitioners' association in Brownwood, Texas, that its proposed method of operating is unlikely to violate federal antitrust laws. CTMG, set up to distribute information and educate its physician...
The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges that the nation's largest sellers of fast-turnaround verbatim news transcripts entered into agreements that ended competition between them. The FTC charged that, as a result of the agreements, Federal News Service Group, Inc. (FNS) became the sole...
Federal Trade Commission staff has advised a network of 35 hematologist/oncologists in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-area that the network does not appear to violate federal antitrust laws. The for-profit network, Hematology/Oncology Care Specialists of Western Pennsylvania, P.C. (HOCS) is being...
A Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge has issued an order prohibiting the California Dental Association (CDA), whose 19,000 members comprise 75 percent of the dentists in the state, from interfering with any truthful, nondeceptive advertising in which its members engage and to take...
Federal Trade Commission staff has advised the Northwestern Nevada Orthopaedic Surgery Alliance, an independent physician association comprised of eight competing orthopedists in Washoe County, Nevada, that some aspects of its proposed method of operating may violate federal antitrust laws.
Local Health System, Inc., of Port Huron, Michigan, and two other entities have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming from the proposed merger of Port Huron Hospital and Mercy Hospital-Port Huron, the two largest hospitals in St. Clair County, Michigan. Local Health System,...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the request of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation to divest the HCA Aiken Regional Medical Center, located in Aiken, South Carolina, to Universal Health Services, Inc. or to any of Universal's affiliates. In turn, Universal will transfer to a subsidiary...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has advised that the formation and operation of California All Health (CAH) would not appear to violate federal antitrust laws and that it may produce significant efficiencies. CAH is a joint venture of six health maintenance organizations doing business in Cali...
The California Medical Association (CMA) has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to reopen and modify or set aside a 1979 consent order so that CMA can establish and distribute physician fee schedules in connection with the operation of a subsidiary called California Advantage, Inc., CMA's...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has advised Erlanger Medical Center, Memorial Hospital Division of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System, Inc., and Women's East, Inc., that the operation by Erlanger and Memorial of a new hospital in a Chattanooga suburb specializing in obstetrical...
  The For Your Information announcement made by the FTC on April 5, 1995 with the regard to the application for divestiture approval filed by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation incorrectly characterized the divestiture agreement. The first paragraph of that announcement should have read:

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