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Is there another health care merger in our future?
I have been hearing rumors of a merger of health care organizations over the past few weeks. Then, I read of the decision of Ford Titus, who heads the ProHealth Care organization, to retire in mid-2011 upon his 65th birthday.
On the heels of that announcement, I have heard that Froedtert will acquire ProHealth Care, although that hasn’t been made public to my knowledge. This is a rumor from inside one of those two organizations at this point, but it would make a lot of sense if true, and it might be among the reasons for Titus’ retirement announcement.
ProHealth Care has been involved in a real struggle and has, so far, acquitted itself quite nicely. It is taking a hit in Oconomowoc with the opening of the new
A coming-together of Froedtert and ProHealth Care would pretty well set the final playing field for health care in the greater-Milwaukee region.
ProHealth had not, to my knowledge, required that Medical Associates’
This, if true, will again require some changes for the people in the greater-Falls/Germantown area. Further lines will be drawn. Not all insurance plans will include both organizations since each will be looking for a unique position and will be willing to provide deeper discounts to achieve those ends.
When elephants dance, the mice have to be wary.