Official Announcement on St. Vincent, Mercy Hot Springs Merger Due Soon

April 1 is the target date to officially announce that Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic has been sold to Catholic Health Initiatives and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock.

We don’t have many other details to report at this time. But if you recall, in October Mercy Health of Chesterfield, Mo., and CHI said that they had signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell the Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic.

After the deal, Mercy Hot Springs will be operated as part of St. Vincent’s network. It’s unclear what the name of the hospital will be.