Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Hospital System's Acquisition Of Physician Group Must Be Undone, Federal Judge Rules

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Hospital System's Acquisition Of Physician Group Must Be Undone, Federal Judge Rules

BOISE, Idaho - A federal judge in Idaho on Jan. 24 ordered the divestiture of a consummated merger between Idaho's largest health system and the state's largest independent, multispecialty physician group, finding that the acquisition was anti-competitive (Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa, Inc., et al. v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd., No. 12-560, D. Idaho; Federal Trade Commission, et al. v. St. Luke's Health System, Ltd., et al., No. 13-116, D. Idaho; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9264).

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