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UW Health System plans merger with Swedish-American

Logo of UW Health, representing an academic medical system in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo from: By UW Health (UW Health) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)
Logo of UW Health, representing an academic medical system in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo from: By UW Health (UW Health) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The UW Health system in Madison could soon get bigger.  

The UW plans to merge with the Swedish-American Health System of Rockford Illinois.  

UW Hospital CEO Donna Katen-Bahemsky said her group has been talking with Swedish-American for about a year. Regulatory approval is needed, including a review by the Federal Trade Commission.  

Katen-Bahemsky said it could take around 90 days to finalize a definitive merger agreement -- and then Swedish-American would become a part of UW Health.  

Swedish-American is a non-profit network that operates two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care program, and a foundation.  

UW Health is run by the university's School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, in a partnership with UW Hospital and Clinics.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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