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Sisters of Charity file $50M suit against hospital system

August 19, 2016

The Sisters of Charity have filed a $50 million suit against a Columbia, South Carolina, hospital system, according to a local newspaper report.

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The sisters, who once owned a hospital in the city, allege that the hospital system, Palmetto Health, illegally lured away a profitable orthopedics practice.

The suit was filed by the Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals Legacy Corp.


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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Aug. 19, 2016 9:55 AM ET USA

    From the Sisters of Charity Health System page: "On February 2, 2016, LifePoint Health and the Sisters of Charity Health System announced that the acquisition of Providence Hospitals by LifePoint Health has been completed." This is similar to what happened on 3 January 2012 to St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta. In regular communication with an administrator at St. Joseph's, I learned how its "partnership" with Emory gradually deteriorated until its link with the Sisters of Mercy ended by 2014.