CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock and Conway Regional Health System are close to announcing their partnership.
We understand attorneys are putting the finishing touches on the paperwork and an announcement should be made within a few weeks.
The alliance has been in the making for more than a year.
Conway Regional said in October 2013 that it was exploring “potential strategic affiliation options,” including partnering with another health care provider or system. In May 2014, its board of directors said it was in talks with St. Vincent.
In December 2014, both health care organizations announced that they were extending their letter of intent, which they signed in July 2014.
We told you at the end of December that the alliance was expected to be in place by February.