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Building better health care: New alliances form between health care heavyweights, former rivals
San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco and the upscale suburb of Walnut Creek are 24 miles and seven BART stations apart. But the two are joining forces in a new alliance that could be the heart of a much bigger constellation of partners — and the latest sign of the major changes under way in Bay Area health care. UCSF Medical Center and Walnut Creek-based John Muir Health finalized a partnership in mid-March. It includes a jointly owned accountable care network along with a development company to build new medical centers, possibly on the eastern edges of the Bay Area and elsewhere.

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