The Penn State Hershey Medical Center/PinnacleHealth System, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of The Penn State Hershey Medical Center, a corporation, and PinnacleHealth System, a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

141 0191

Docket Number:


Enforcement Type:

Part 3 Administrative Complaints

Case Summary

The Commission issued an administrative complaint alleging that the combination of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System would substantially reduce competition for general acute care inpatient hospital services in the area surrounding Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and lead to reduced quality and higher health care costs for the area’s employers and residents.  The Commission also authorized staff to file a preliminary injunction to maintain the status quo pending the outcome of its administrative proceeding.

Case Timeline

September 27, 2016