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In the Matter of Renown Health, a corporation
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Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Renown Health agreed to settle charges that its acquisitions of two local cardiology groups reduced competition for the provision of adult cardiology services in the Reno area. Renown Health, based in Reno, Nevada, operates general acute care hospitals and commercial health plans serving the Reno area. Before the acquisitions, virtually all of the cardiologists in the Reno area were affiliated with two medical groups – Sierra Nevada Cardiology Associates and Reno Heart Physicians.To settle the charges, Renown Health will release its staff cardiologists from "non-compete" contract clauses, allowing up to 10 of them to join competing cardiology practices.