BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) has completed the divestiture of Sandhills Regional Medical Center in Hamlet, North Carolina, and its associated assets, to FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. The effective date of the transaction is December 1, 2016.
“We have completed our first divestiture in our strategy to optimize our portfolio to improve organizational performance and reduce debt while assuring the community in Hamlet has a local healthcare partner in FirstHealth. We anticipate closing our second announced divestiture by year end.”
Thomas D. Miller, Quorum Health’s president and chief executive officer stated, “We have completed our first divestiture in our strategy to optimize our portfolio to improve organizational performance and reduce debt while assuring the community in Hamlet has a local healthcare partner in FirstHealth. We anticipate closing our second announced divestiture by year end.”
About Quorum Health Corporation
Quorum Health Corporation is an operator and manager of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services in the United States. Through its affiliates, the Company owns or leases a diversified portfolio of 37 affiliated hospitals with an aggregate of over 3,500 licensed beds. The Company also operates Quorum Health Resources, LLC, a leading hospital management advisory and consulting services business. Quorum Health began trading on the NYSE under ticker symbol “QHC” on May 2, 2016, after completing its spin-off from Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH). More information about Quorum Health Corporation can be found at www.quorumhealth.com.
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