Statement from Attorney General Jepsen on Tenet Announcement
on Pending Hospital Acquisitions in Connecticut
Attorney General George Jepsen today issued the following statement on the announcement from Tenet Healthcare that they will withdraw their applications to acquire four health systems in Connecticut:
"It is unfortunate that Tenet has decided to withdraw its applications. Based on conversations my office has had subsequent to the release of our proposed final decision last week, I do not believe that the conditions proposed by my office – which focused on preserving and safeguarding the assets of the sale for healthcare purposes and not the day-to-day operation of the for-profit hospital going forward – were a contributing factor in Tenet's decision. This decision raises substantial and immediate questions about the future of healthcare delivery in some of our communities. Those questions deserve the closest attention of policymakers at the local and state levels.
"I am proud of the efforts of my staff over the past few years, working within our limited authority to ensure that charitable assets are preserved, and I am disappointed that we have landed at this juncture today."
Jaclyn M. Falkowski
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