Barnabas Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Health System plan to merge, with their combined 11 hospitals forming New Jersey’s largest health system. Meanwhile, the proposed merger of Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health would create a nine-hospital system.
Other New Jersey mergers include Geisinger Health System’s agreement to to acquire AtlantiCare and Meridian Health’s deal to acquire Raritan Bay Medical Center. Further, the Atlantic Health System in Morristown, has acquired Chilton Hospital in 2014 and has a deal pending for Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.
Big is now usually seen as better in the American hospital sector.