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Hoag, St. Joseph to form new health company
Orange County Register

St. Joseph Health and Hoag Hospital announced Wednesday they will create a new company that will result in their six local hospitals, networks of doctors, and outpatient clinics providing roughly one-third of healthcare in Orange County. The two nonprofits are not merging, but they are forming a so-called “affiliation,” which must be approved by the state attorney general’s office. The company, which has yet to be named, could be in operation in early 2013, said Deborah Proctor, CEO of St. Joseph Health.

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