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Hospital groups reach agreement

The boards of directors of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network have agreed to a definitive agreement to form a system-wide affiliation to improve the health of the communities served by the respective organizations.

The agreement creates a new nonprofit corporate entity, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network, which will oversee the affiliated entities.

Tom Sadvary will be chief executive officer, and Rhonda Forsyth will be president of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. Sadvary is currently president and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare, and Forsyth is currently president and CEO of John C. Lincoln Health Network. The affiliation is expected to close by Oct. 1; a Letter of Intent to affiliate was approved by both organizations in April.

Affiliation does not include the combination of assets and thus is not considered a merger. However management of the affiliated assets will now be vested in a board made up of Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln directors.

Integration planning for the new Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network will continue during the next few months to develop an outline of key priorities, Sadvary said.

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