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Rush, Little Company of Mary Hospital call off merger plan

Rush, Little Company of Mary Hospital call off merger plan

The Chicago-based Rush hospital system and suburban Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers have called off their plan to merge.

Representatives of the health systems on Wednesday declined to answer questions about why discussions ended or make their CEOs available. The organizations “mutually agreed” to back away from the idea of Rush acquiring Little Company of Mary, according to a memo sent to Rush employees Wednesday by Rush CEO Dr. Larry Goodman and Rush President Michael Dandorph.

“Though a difficult decision for both parties, we are confident that it is the right one,” the memo stated. “Both organizations maintain their mutual respect for each other and...

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