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Prime wins conditional approval for Daughters takeover
Modern Healthcare

California Attorney General Kamala Harris gave the green light to Prime Healthcare Services’ $843 million takeover of six-hospital Daughters of Charity Health System but added what she described as “strong conditions” to preserve access to community health services.

The conditions require Prime to continue operating four Daughters’ facilities as acute-care hospitals with emergency services over the next 10 years. Prime also would have to continue to participate in the state’s Medi-Cal program and maintain charity-care benefits at their historical levels. And the hospitals must provide “essential health services,” including reproductive healthcare services.