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New York hospital to merge with University of Vermont Health Network affiliate

Ticonderoga, N.Y.-based Moses-Ludington Hospital will reportedly merge with Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital, an affiliate of Burlington-based The University of Vermont Health Network, according to the VTDigger.

Moses-Ludington is owned and operated by the financially struggling Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga. As part of the proposed agreement, UVHN will pay rent to Inter-Lakes Health to use the hospital facility, according to the report.

A spokesperson for Burlington-based University of Vermont Medical Center, also a part of UVHN, told the VTDigger Tuesday the health network "is not acquiring Moses-Ludington Hospital … [rather] a current member, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, will assume responsibility of outpatient services on the [Moses-Ludington] campus," the report states.

John Remillard, president of Elizabethtown Community Hospital and Inter-Lakes Health, told the publication ECH and Moses-Ludington began integrating operations "a few years ago." A spokesperson for ECH confirmed the integration, stating the two hospital facilities "have been sharing administrative staff, including a CEO, CFO, CIO and other vice presidents and managers."

UVHN officials said they expect to receive regulatory approval for the proposed merger this fall, according to the report.


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