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Saint Alphonsus Health System in Idaho is set to take over an ambulatory surgery center and 2 urgent care centers previously owned and operated by Intermountain’s Saltzer Health. Intermountain had planned to shut down Saltzer Health in Idaho by April if no buyer came forward, according to Healthcare Finance News. The health systems reportedly have been working together to solve the potential community access challenges that would have resulted from the multispecialty physician group ceasing operations in the area. Both Saltzer urgent care centers temporarily closed on March 29, allowing Saint Alphonsus to install new IT equipment and technology systems, but they are expected to resume services in May.

Parties in the transaction: Saint Alphonsus is a Catholic health system serving 5 states. Intermountain Health acquired Saltzer in 2020 but has faced financial challenges with the line of business. 

Health System Acquires Saltzer Urgent Cares