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Inspira Health Network terminates affiliation agreement with Jefferson Health

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Woodbury, N.J.-based Inspira Health Network has terminated its affiliation agreement with Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, according to the Courier Post. The news follows Jefferson Health's announcement Tuesday that it will merge with Vorhees, N.J.-based Kennedy Health, pending regulatory approval.

"Jefferson's announcement of their intent to merge with Kennedy Health is a breach of our agreement and would impede our ability to partner with Jefferson to provide services in the region," said Inspira president and CEO John DiAngelo, according to the report. "As a result, Inspira's leadership felt that it was in the best interest of our community and our organization to seek other partners."

Steven Klasko, MD, president and CEO of Jefferson Health, told the Philadelphia Business Journal Tuesday that Jefferson's affiliation with Inspira was far less comprehensive than the system's planned merger with Kennedy.

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