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UCSF-Children’s Oakland affiliation talks delayed by “complexity” and regulatory issues
San Francisco Business Times

Affiliation talks between UCSF Medical Center and financially challenged Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, formalized with a letter of intent in late November, are dragging on due to “the complexity of the transaction, including regulatory approvals,” according to UCSF officials. The talks have been going on since at least last June 2012, however, or at least 13 months now. The transaction “remains on track,” but is taking longer than expected due to those unspecified complexities and regulatory issues, UCSF Medical Center spokeswoman Karin Rush-Monroe said in a July 17 statement to the Business Times.