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Advocate Aurora Health, Beaumont Health end merger plans

October 2, 2020 / by Tina Reed

Advocate Aurora Health and Beaumont Health have put an end to their discussions around a potential partnership, officials announced Friday. 

The announcement comes months after the two organizations signed a letter of intent to open discussions.

It also comes after Michigan lawmakersas well as doctors at Beaumont—raised serious concerns about Beaumont, Michigan’s largest healthcare system, becoming part of one of the largest nonprofit integrated health systems in the U.S.

Advocate Aurora has 28 hospitals, more than 500 sites of care and more than 70,000 employees. Beaumont Health is a $4.7 billion health system with eight hospitals and 145 outpatient sites of care and 38,000 employees.

“We continue to have a very high regard for Advocate Aurora Health,” said John Fox, president and CEO of Beaumont Health, in a statement. “But at this time, we want to focus on our local market priorities and the physicians, nurses and staff who provide compassionate, extraordinary care every day.”

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