Stormont Vail Health purchased a 49 percent ownership stake in Manhattan (Kan.) Surgical Hospital and will expand the hospital's surgical and oncology programs, The Mercury reports.
What you should know:
1. As a result, Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont Vail Health will receive three seats on the surgical hospital's board.
2. The surgical hospital was formed by local physicians in 2001. It remained independently owned and operated until the deal closed Oct. 1. The hospital has 13 inpatient rooms, six operating rooms, four endoscopy suites and a full-service pain clinic.
3. The hospital offers ENT, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, podiatry and urology services.