Ascension to acquire Illinois-based Presence Health

Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic health care provider, has signed a deal to purchase the largest Catholic health care provider in Illinois, Chicago-based Presence Health.

Ascension, which is based in Edmundson, and Presence have signed a non-binding letter of intent for Presence to join Ascension’s existing joint venture in Illinois, AMITA Health.

Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health, two health systems that serve the northwest and western suburbs of Chicago, comprise AMITA Health.

“We’ve always looked for opportunities to add like-minded partners with similar values to our system,” said Mark Frey, CEO of AMITA Health.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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