Essent to merge


SHARON — At press time on Sept. 6, The Lakeville Journal was notified that Essent Healthcare, owner of Sharon Hospital, will merge with RegionalCare Hospital Partners of Brentwood, Tenn.

Day-to-day operations at the Essent hospitals will be unaffected by the parent-company-level merger, according to a press release sent out by Sharon Hospital on behalf of the merging companies.

“RegionalCare is the owner and operator of four market-leading, non-urban hospitals located in Florence, Ala.; Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Ottumwa, Iowa, and Wilmington, Ohio,” the press release said.

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