Tenet Healthcare Corporation

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In the Matter of Tenet Healthcare Corporation
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Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission issued a consent agreement settling charges that the acquisition of OrNda Healthcorp by Tenet Healthcare Corp. would substantially lessen competition for general acute care services in the San Luis Obispo, California area. According to the FTC, Tenet and OrNda were the second and third largest chains of general acute care hospitals in the country, and the two leading providers of acute care hospital services in San Luis Obispo County.  The consent order permits the acquisition but requires divestiture of Tenet's French Hospital Medical Center and related OrNda assets in San Luis Obispo County.