Va. hospital to merge with Sentara Healthcare

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Martha Jefferson Hospital of Charlottesville, Va., has reported its intent to merge with Sentara Healthcare, a nonprofit health system based in Norfolk, Va. Martha Jefferson's health services board voted unanimously on the decision.

According to the hospital, Martha Jefferson will join with Sentara to achieve best practices, acquire technology, integrate information systems and provide care to the community.

Sentara Healthcare includes eight Virginia-based acute care hospitals, home care services, medical transport and an insurance plan.

It will take six months or more to undergo a due diligence phase and complete regulatory review, the hospital stated.