Duke LifePoint Healthcare to form JV with Wilson Medical Center The Wilson Medical Center Board of Directors has taken the next step in becoming part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare. The organizations have signed a definitive agreement to form a joint venture. The proposed joint venture, which will provide Wilson Medical Center with resources to enhance its services and invest in its growth, is moving forward following a positive vote by the Wilson County Board of Commissioners. The agreement is under review by the Attorney General of North Carolina. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Duke LifePoint would own 80% of the joint venture, while Wilson Medical Center and the community would have a 20% ownership stake. The joint venture would commit to $120M in capital investments at Wilson Medical Center over the next decade. As part of the definitive agreement, governance of Wilson Medical Center would be shared equally by Duke LifePoint and Wilson though the creation of a 10-member board with equal representation from both organizations.
BofA/Merrill healthcare facilities analyst analyst/industry conference call Healthcare Facilities & Managed Care Analyst Bressler discusses the legislative and regulatory outlook for the industry for 2015 on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on January 23 at 2 pm.