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Lahey, Beth Israel, Atrius Health Merger Talks Collapse

Negotiations began last April that would have created a health care system close in size to Partners Health Care System.

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

The merger involving Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health and the Atrius Health confederation of doctor groups fell apart, reported the Boston Globe.

Negotiations began last April that would have created a health care system close in size to Partners Health Care System, which runs Massachusetts General Hospital.

The sides could not come to an agreement, according to the Globe.

“We have mutually decided to discontinue those discussions to focus attention on significant initiatives we are individually pursuing while leaving open the possibility of a more substantial partnership at a later date,” the three groups said in the statement to The Globe. The declined to comment further.

Click here for the full Boston Globe article.

In addition to the failed merger, Lahey is also looking to purchase Winchester Hospital and its facilities. The state’s Health Policy Commission plans to review the Lahey-Winchester deal. There has been some concerns what the Lahey-Winchester merger would mean for health care costs in the area.

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