Baylor, Scott & White, Memorial Hermann merger could result in more ASCs — 4 insights

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Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System are planning a merger, which could spur new ASC and micro-hospital development, Bisnow Houston reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. The systems' boards signed a letter of intent Oct. 1 to combine and form the biggest health system in Texas.

2. Eric Johnson, a national director at real estate company Transwestern believes the systems will develop new ASCs and micro-hospitals presence.

3. Both systems are affiliated with Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International, which manages their ASC presence.

4. Mr. Johnson said the merger will strengthen both systems. He said, "These two systems have been forward-thinking and are aligned in quality of physicians, facilities and reputation. I do not expect to see much attrition due to this acquisition. In fact, it should help them compete better overall."

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