TARZANA, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providence Health & Services California Region announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to acquire the Tarzana campus of Encino Tarzana Regional Medical Center for $89 million.
The acquisition, which is scheduled to be finalized in the next 60 days, will enable Providence to continue the hospital's tradition of providing quality and affordable health care services for the community it serves. Providence currently operates four hospitals in Los Angeles County, with two in the San Fernando Valley - Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills.
"Providence Health & Services has just guaranteed that the future of this hospital and health care services in our community will be secure," said Lee Alpert, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the medical center.
Working in partnership with the community, Providence will be investing capital to upgrade the Tarzana facility, buy state-of-the-art medical equipment and retrofit the medical center so that it meets state seismic requirements.
"I'm extremely pleased that Providence has made a commitment to make a substantial financial re-investment in our hospital so that we can continue providing excellent medical care to this community for decades to come," Alpert said.
Providence will also work closely with Tenet and the hospital's staff
to ensure that health care services at the 245-bed Tarzana campus run
smoothly during the transition period and after the transaction is
finalized later this summer. Both organizations will work toward a seamless
transition for patients, employees and physicians. Providence will retain
the hospital's employees, who are known for their strong clinical skills
and compassionate service. The current labor unions in place at the
hospital will continue to be the collective bargaining representati
|SOURCE Providence Health & Services|
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