LifePoint has bought and partnered a major hospital, Marquette General, in the U.P. already, and now is signing affiliation agreements with two smaller hospitals, Bell Hospital in Ishpeming and Portage Health in Hancock.
Excerpt: LifePoint Hospitals has finalized affiliations with two rural hospitals in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the for-profit hospital company says it will continue to look for other provider partners as it builds a network in the remote region.
"We are actively working to build the network of providers in that market," says Leif Murphy, CFO and executive vice president at Brentwood, TN-based LifePoint.
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Source: Health Leaders Media