HCA buys St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center
Source: KC Star
St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs will become properties of HCA Midwest Health System, part of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain.
HCA announced early today that it is buying the two nonprofit hospitals for an undisclosed sum from Ascension Health, owner of Carondelet Health, which has operated both facilities since 2002.
The acquisition bumps the number of HCA full-service, in-patient hospitals in the Kansas City region to 10, rivaling St. Luke’s Health System. HCA Midwest will have about 10,000 employees in the region.
HCA will control about one-fourth of the area’s hospital market share, based on patient admissions.