OSF Healthcare System, and Rockford Health System, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of OSF Healthcare System, a corporation, and Rockford Health System, a corporation
FTC Matter/File Number:

111 0102

Docket Number:


Enforcement Type:

Federal Injunctions

Part 3 Administrative Complaints

Case Summary

The FTC filed an administrative complaint challenging OSF Healthcare System’s proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System, charging that the acquisition would substantially reduce competition among hospitals and primary care physicians in Rockford, Illinois, and significantly harm local businesses and patients. The FTC filed a separate complaint in federal district court seeking an order to halt the transaction temporarily to preserve competition for Rockford area residents pending the FTC’s administrative proceeding and any subsequent appeals. On 4/5/2012, the U.S. District Court ruled granting the FTC's request for a preliminary injunction. On 4/13/2012, the FTC dismissed the complaint in light of OSF Healthcare's decision to abandon the proposed transaction.

Case Timeline

April 5, 2012