• FTC Successfully Challenges ProMedica-St. Luke’s Merger
  • January 9, 2012 | Authors: John D. Carroll; Jeffrey S. Spigel
  • Law Firm: King & Spalding LLP - Washington Office
  • On December 5, 2011, the FTC obtained an administrative decision that requires ProMedica to divest itself of St. Luke’s Hospital. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)’s 246-page opinion, which was released to the public on January 5, 2012, is available at: http://www.ftc.gov/os/adjpro/d9346/120105promedicadecision.pdf. Although this case is only the second filed FTC hospital merger challenge since 2007, it is part of a series of recent cases brought by the FTC in the healthcare sector, indicating a continuing trend of heightened FTC scrutiny of provider combinations.