ONTARIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prime Healthcare wishes to correct its prior misstatement about the agreement reached between itself and Kaiser Permanente. Earlier today, in an interview with certain media outlets, Prime Healthcare stated that Kaiser Permanente had agreed to support Prime Healthcare's bid to purchase several Daughters of Charity hospitals. This was not an accurate statement of the agreement reached between the parties.
Prime wishes to now make clear that Kaiser Permanente agreed only to advise the Attorney General’s Office that it has entered into a Hospital Services Agreement with Prime Healthcare that is designed to address, on a going forward basis, concerns raised by Kaiser Permanente in its December letter to the Attorney General.
Prime Healthcare requests that there be a retraction and correction of any news reports that Kaiser Permanente had agreed to support Prime’s bid to acquire the Daughters of Charity hospitals.
Prime Healthcare regrets any confusion cause by its prior statement.
Prime Healthcare Services
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 30 acute care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 27 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the Mississippi. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.
Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com