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Governor Lamont Statement on Office of Health Strategy Approval of Yale New Haven Health's Acquisition of Prospect CT Hospitals

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement in response to the announcement made today by the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy that it has reached an agreed settlement with Yale New Haven Health Services (YNHHS) and Prospect CT, Inc. approving the certificate of need application for YNHHS’s acquisition of Prospect CT’s three Connecticut hospitals, including Waterbury Hospital, Rockville General Hospital, and Manchester Memorial Hospital:

“I am glad that all the parties have been able to reach an agreement on this transaction in a way that ensures that the residents who live in each of the hospitals’ host communities will continue to have local access to essential medical care, and the jobs of the employees who provide this care will be preserved under this new ownership. I know that many people have been anxious to get to this day, and I completely understand their concerns. While it may have taken a little bit of time to get here, this process is an important part of protections under the law to ensure that patients are receiving affordable, high-quality care and that the hospitals will continue meeting all of their obligations to patients, employees, and the community at large. I appreciate the hard work of the Office of Health Strategy and the participation of everyone who helped make this agreement happen. With today’s approval by the Office of Health Strategy, I encourage Prospect to work with Yale to reach a deal that will allow them to finalize this purchase and bring a much-needed resolution to this transaction.”

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