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The Board of Directors of Conemaugh Health System is excited to announce the decision to partner with Duke LifePoint Healthcare. Conemaugh and Duke LifePoint have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for Duke LifePoint to acquire our system, which includes Conemaugh's three hospitals, outpatient centers and Conemaugh Physician Group practices. Duke LifePoint has committed to invest more than half a billion dollars over the next ten years to strengthen and grow Conemaugh Health System.

Conemaugh's Board and leadership have invested significant time and hard work in a thoughtful, deliberate process to determine the ideal future for Conemaugh and the care we provide. Ultimately, we realized that we can be stronger - and achieve our vision faster - with a like-minded partner.

For us, the appropriate strategic partner is an organization that shares our vision to expand clinical services, grow educational efforts, invest in our region and ensure that patients we serve have access to excellent, affordable care.

We believe that Duke LifePoint, one of the nation's leading healthcare systems, is the perfect fit. This partnership truly marks a new era of healthcare for our region.

Conemaugh Health System Chief Executive Officer, Scott Becker, discusses the strategic partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare.

Dr. William Carney, Medical Director of Conemaugh Physician Group and Interim Chief Medical Officer of Conemaugh Health System discusses the strategic partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare.