Suncoast hospitals part of $7.6 billion deal

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:21 am | Updated: 4:26 pm, Wed Jul 31, 2013.

VENICE, FL - A major hospital buyout worth $7.6 billion dollars includes Venice Regional Medical Center.

Community Health Systems Inc. has agreed to purchase Venice Regional's current owner, Health Management Associates.

HMA also owns Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda and Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte, all of them are part of the buyout.

So what does this large merger mean for the Suncosat? ABC 7 Reporter Josh Taylor is on the  story.

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