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Scripps in talks to acquire El Centro
Modern Healthcare

Scripps Health, San Diego, is in talks to acquire El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center. The deal, if completed, would add the system’s fifth hospital in its Southern California market.

Chris Van Gorder, Scripps’ president and CEO, described the Imperial Valley as a farming region that is largely served by community hospitals and is challenged by an adverse payer mix. But in bringing El Centro Regional into its network, both organizations gain economies of scale, he said.