HERSHEY - Penn State Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System announced Thursday that they've signed a letter of intent to form a new health enterprise. It would combine a university medical center with a community health system, headquartered in the Harrisburg area.
Penn State Hershey and Pinnacle say the enterprise would be governed by a new board with equal representation from both organizations. The CEO of Hershey Medical Center would be the CEO of the joint operation.
Both will operate independetly until their deal is finalized and state approvals are granted.
PinnacleHealth recently affiliated with J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon.