Cases & Deals

American Hospital Association files brief amicus curiae urging Sixth Circuit to consider the changing landscape of health care when evaluating the competitive effects of hospital mergers

Clients American Hospital Association

Jones Day filed a brief amicus curiae for the American Hospital Association arguing that hospital mergers often foster, rather than diminish, competition, and in many cases are necessary for hospitals to deliver care effectively in a rapidly changing market. The brief emphasized that the court’s analysis of a hospital merger’s competitive effects should consider actual market realities, including hospitals’ need to achieve greater economies of scale and improved access to capital.

ProMedica Health System, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 12-3583 (6th Cir.)