Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System announced on Tuesday that they are no longer talking about combining into one health system.
In October, they had said they were going to combine into one system and sign a letter of intent.
But on Tuesday, they said that after months of thought, they decided to stay separate health systems.
They released this joint statement:
After months of thoughtful exploration, we have decided to discontinue talks of a merger between our two systems. Ultimately, we have concluded that as strong, successful organizations, we are capable of achieving our visions for the future without merging at this time. We have a tremendous amount of respect for each other and remain committed to strengthening our communities, advancing the health of Texans and transforming the delivery of care. We will continue to seek opportunities for collaboration as two forward-thinking, mission-driven organizations.
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