COURT ORDERS HOSPITAL TO DIVEST MEDICAL GROUP

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Idaho ordered St. Luke’s Health System to divest itself of the Saltzer Medical Group in a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and a competing hospital.   The Order is available at: http://www.mlex.com/US/Attachments/2014-01-24_58902Q511TWH4GVS/Lukes.pdf .   The memorandum opinion is temporarily sealed.  WhatleyKallas is reviewing this order and will inform its clients of the implications of this important proceeding for both hospitals and medical groups.