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St. Joseph Health, a prominent O.C. hospital chain, seeks merger with another nonprofit Catholic group, Washington-based Providence
Orange County Register

St. Joseph Health System, which owns three prominent hospitals in Orange County, is in talks to consolidate with Washington-based Providence Health and Service, another, larger nonprofit Catholic healthcare network.

“Discussions are in the early stages and specific details about a partnership have not been finalized,” the hospital groups said in a shared statement. Officials declined to comment further.