Wed. 4:55 pm: Mercy Health begins merger process

WARREN – Mercy Health, which operates nearly two dozen medical facilities in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, including St. Joseph Warren Hospital, has begun the process of merging with Marriottsville, Md.-based Bon Secours Health System.

“Today was the first step, an announcement of (our) intent to merge,” said Maureen Richmond, senior director of integrated communications with Mercy Health.

It’s expected the agreement will be finalized by the end of 2018. Pending are approvals from the Federal Trade Commission and the Vatican.

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