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SCL Health System Finalizes Acquisition Agreement for Two Kansas Health Facilities

April 02, 2013

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DENVER (April 1, 2013) — SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization, announced today that it has finalized the sale of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan., to Prime Healthcare Services.

“The clinicians and associates affiliated with these care sites are tremendous assets to the Kansas City and Leavenworth communities and have been faithful stewards of our mission for many years,” said Michael Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE, President and CEO of SCL Health System. “We are pleased to find a committed partner in Prime Healthcare Services to ensure these facilities have a sustainable future for the health and well-being of the communities they serve, especially the poor and vulnerable there.”

Prime Healthcare Services will maintain current acute-care and emergency department services at both locations for at least five years, provide at least $10 million in capital and other improvements and have committed to maintain current levels of charity care.

SCL Health System (SCLHS) is a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization that operates nine hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children's mental health center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states — Colorado, Kansas, Montana and California. Based in Denver, the $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. On an annual basis, SCL Health System regularly provides more than $200 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research. SCL Health System was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL), who opened their first hospital in 1864. In 2011, the sisters transferred sponsorship of SCL Health System to Leaven Ministries. To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.