Prisma Health and LifePoint Health® announced that they have signed an agreement for Prisma Health–Midlands to acquire KershawHealth in Camden, South Carolina, and Providence Health in Columbia, South Carolina. The addition of KershawHealth and Providence will provide Prisma Health–Midlands new opportunities to advance the delivery of accessible high-quality care in communities across the regions it serves. The completion of the acquisition is pending the fulfillment of customary legal and regulatory requirements.
Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million consumers across the Midlands and the Upstate each year. This acquisition would add three hospitals to Prisma Health–Midlands: Providence Health and Providence Health Northeast, KershawHealth, and a freestanding emergency room in Fairfield County.
Under the terms of its asset purchase agreement with LifePoint, the facilities will be integrated into Prisma Health–Midlands, creating the foundation of a delivery system that could transform health care for the Midlands and all of South Carolina. Examples would include expanding centers of excellence in clinical areas such as cardiovascular, women’s health, orthopedics, and pediatrics that neither organization could do alone.
Prisma Health–Midlands operates under the Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) in 1997. On February 28, 2020, DHEC updated the COPA Agreement Conditions to address the addition of the Providence Health and KershawHealth assets.
Prisma Health is a non-profit health company and South Carolina’s largest private employer. With nearly 30,000 team members, 18 hospitals, 2,984 beds, and more than 300 physician practice sites, Prisma Health serves more than 1.2 million unique consumers annually. The organization was formed in late 2017 when Greenville Health System and Palmetto Health came together, officially becoming Prisma Health in January 2019.
LifePoint Health is health care company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities across the country.
This was reported by Prisma Health on March 5, 2020.
Contact information: Prisma Health, 701 Grove Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29605; 864-455-7000; Website: www.ghs.org
Contact information: Michelle Augusty, Vice President, Communications, LifePoint Health, 330 Seven Springs Way, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027; 615-920-7654; Email: email@example.com; Website: http://lifepointhealth.net/