Jameson not sold on bids, still considering UPMC merger

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) – Jameson Health System said bids received at the request of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General do not meet criteria, and the hospital and its Board of Directors are continuing to consider a merger with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

According to a news release from the hospital, three bids for the facility were received, but the hospital said the bids do not provide Lawrence County the services and support it needs. Those proposals were submitted to the Attorney General’s office, which “did not acknowledge the material shortcomings of these proposals,” according to the hospital.

The Jameson board prefers an initial offer by UPMC, which has offered to extend its offer through December 31, 2015, but the Attorney General is not supportive of the agreement.

At the request of the Attorney General’s office, the board will go back to the three other bidders to see if something can be worked out, however.

“Our Board of Directors won’t settle for a deal that doesn’t meet the necessary criteria and is not the best option for our community’s health care consumers. Our Board’s focus is on selecting a path that will position Jameson Health System and Lawrence County for long-term stability and prosperity,” the news release from Jameson Health System’s Director of Public Relations Lisa Lombardo said.

The hospital said it expects an announcement will be made soon.

 

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