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Bay Area health care giant gobbles rival, powers up East Bay presence
San Francisco Business Times

Stanford Health Care, one of the region’s two academic medical behemoths, has completed its acquisition of Pleasanton’s ValleyCare Health System.

The trans-Bay merger gives Stanford a stronger foothold in the East Bay, far from its traditional Peninsula and South Bay bailiwicks. And it gives a firm financial foundation to ValleyCare, which had been floundering recently as an independent system in a region dominated by giants like Stanford, UCSF Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente and Sutter Health.