St. Luke's, Saltzer try to get business relationship reinstated

Idaho's St. Luke's Health System and the Saltzer Medical Group filed a motion this week to suspend a federal judge's order to dissolve their partnership due to antitrust concerns. The parties claim the deal would allow them to offer integrated care throughout much of Idaho. "St. Luke's is the partner we chose and St. Luke's is still the partner we want to work with," John Kaiser, M.D., Saltzer's president, said in a statement. "They have shown through this process that they are committed to the same ideals and values as we are." The parties want to explore the possibility of reconstructing their relationship in a way that is acceptable to the court. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare