The 120-page terms of conditions the boards of directors for Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System signed early last week agreeing to state requirements for a proposed merger were built on years of planning and negotiating and thousands of pages of documents. Now, the real planning and paperwork begins.
Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner of the Tennessee Department of Health will determine by Friday whether the benefits from a proposed merger between Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health Systems will outweigh the disadvantages.
The region’s two major health systems submitted their plans to merge to state officials Tuesday, revealing more details about the new company they hope to create.
Four roundtable meetings remain for residents to give Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance to give their opinions of the health needs facing the community.