River Valley Health Partners Membership Unanimously Approve Acquisition by Prime Healthcare Foundation

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On November 4, 2015, a meeting of River Valley Health Partners (RVHP) membership was convened to consider final authorization to proceed with Prime Healthcare Foundation acquiring RVHP and all of it’s entities. The measure was approved unanimously without objection.

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“The unanimous vote emphasizes the overwhelming local support for this transaction. Prime Healthcare will be a great asset to our community,” said RVHP Board of Trustees Chairman Pete Wicks. The acquisition is now headed to the Ohio Attorney General’s office for final review and is expected to close in the first quarter 2016.

“River Valley Health Partners has provided high quality healthcare to the residents of East Liverpool for more than a century,” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. “We look forward to partnering with physicians, nurses, employees and the community to preserve this invaluable healthcare institution for generations to come.”

The Prime Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit hospital system that operates seven hospitals in California and Texas. It is affiliated with Prime Healthcare Services, an award-winning hospital system with 38 acute care hospitals providing more than 40,000 jobs in 11 states. Together, Prime Healthcare Services and the Prime Healthcare Foundation are dedicated to providing the best quality care to the communities they serve and have been recognized as among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times by Truven Health Analytics. For more information about Prime Healthcare, please visit http://www.primehealthcare.com.

About River Valley Health Partners:
RVHP is an Ohio non-profit corporation comprised of The City Hospital Association, doing business as East Liverpool City Hospital, a 152 bed acute care hospital; River Valley Physicians, LLC, comprised of 8 primary care and specialty offices; and Ohio Valley Home Health Services, Inc. RVHP serves a population of more than 115,000 from throughout the tri-state area of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. East Liverpool City Hospital (ELCH) was recently recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission. For more information please visit us at http://www.elch.org.

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