Bulter Health System and Excela Health announce their intention to merge

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Butler Health System and Excela Health recently agreed to combine into a new health system serving western Pennsylvania.

The new health system will support five hospitals, employ more than 1,000 physicians and practitioners, employ approximately 7,300 other people, and generate more than $1 billion in revenue.

The Butler Health System includes Butler Memorial Hospital, Clarion Hospital, and more than 70 outpatient sites.

Excela Health includes Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Excela Latrobe Hospital and Excela Frick Hospital.

“The new system will provide additional services and better access to those services,” said Ken DeFurio, president and CEO of Butler Health System. “We are thrilled that this partnership amplifies our ability to provide tertiary care while remaining physician-led and community-focused. »

“We strongly believe that our new partnership will expand our intellectual and financial capital,” said John Sphon, CEO of Excela. “By doing so, we can improve access to care, reduce the cost of care, and continue to focus on improving patient experiences and outcomes.”

DeFurio and Sphon said their organizations are culturally aligned and share a vision for national and regional industry transformation.

Specific details about the health system, including its name and direction, have yet to be decided.

The merger requires regulatory approval and final board approvals.

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