- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Carondelet Health officials say two Kansas City-area hospitals will be sold to Prime Healthcare Services.

Carondelet officials announced Tuesday that St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs will become part of the for-profit Prime hospital chain. The sale must receive regulatory approval.

The terms of the sale have not been released.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1seTtzh ) Carondelet is part of the not-for-profit Ascension hospital chain based in St. Louis. Three Carondelet Health long-term-care facilities and the two hospitals’ charitable foundations will remain part of Ascension.

The two Carondelet hospitals are approved for 450 beds and have a total of 900 physicians.

The Prime chain employs more than 30,000 people in 27 hospitals in seven states.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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