Retrospective evaluation of Chicago-area hospital merger

Retrospective evaluation of Chicago-area hospital merger

Monica Noether
Health Care
Antitrust & Competition | Mergers & Acquisitions

CRA experts provided testimony on behalf of NorthShore University HealthSystem (formerly Evanston Northwestern Healthcare) in the FTC’s challenge of its acquisition of Highland Park Hospital. CRA analyses demonstrated that post-acquisition price increases at the hospitals could not be linked to the FTC’s claims of market power enhancement. The FTC ultimately chose not to order divestiture of the acquired hospital