FTC Obtains Court Approval of Divestiture of Saltzer Medical Group by Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System

A federal court has approved the divestiture of Saltzer Medical Group from Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System as a result of the Federal Trade Commission’s successful challenge of St. Luke’s acquisition of Saltzer. The order by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho follows a December 2015 order requiring a divestiture trustee to […]

Two Pennsylvania Orthopedic Practices Settle FTC Charges That Merger Harmed Competition and Inflated Prices

An orthopedic practice in Berks County, Pennsylvania, created through a combination of six independent orthopedic practices in 2011, has agreed to settle FTC charges that the merger was anticompetitive and violated U.S. antitrust law. In its complaint against Keystone Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC, the FTC alleged that the merger combined 19 of the 25 orthopedists in […]

Statement by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Appellate Ruling in the St. Luke’s Hospital Matter

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement in response to a ruling today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, regarding the FTC’s case challenging Idaho-based St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group: “Today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit is a win for consumers and healthcare competition […]

Statement of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on the U.S. District Court in the District of Idaho Ruling in the Matter of the Federal Trade Commission and the State of Idaho v. St. Luke’s Health System Ltd. and Saltzer Medical Group, P.A.

Following the favorable court decision issued today, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez said: “The district court’s ruling is an important victory that will benefit both competition and consumers in Nampa, Idaho, and the surrounding areas.  The combination of St. Luke’s and Saltzer would have given the merged hospital system the market power to demand […]

FTC Approves Universal Health Services’ and Psychiatric Solutions’ Application to Sell the Delaware Behavioral Health Assets

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved an application submitted by Universal Health Services, Inc.’s (UHS) and Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.’s to sell what are known as the Delaware Assets, including MeadowWood Behavioral Health, to PHC, Inc., which does business as Pioneer Behavioral Health. The companies are required to sell the assets […]