FTC says ProMedica must give up acquired hospital; Judge removed from West Penn-UPMC case;

> In Georgia, Taylor Health Care Group and Central Georgia Health System have formed a strategic partnership to improve the healthcare options available in Taylor, Pulaski and surrounding counties, according to the Warner Robins Patriot. Article

> After an administrative judge ruled last year that a partnership between ProMedica  Health System and St. Luke's Hospital in Ohio was anticompetitive, the Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that the health system must give up St. Luke's Hospital within six months, according to the Associated Press. ProMedica said it will appeal to a federal court. Article

> Although Community Healthcare Associates was the highest bidder to purchase New Jersey's Christ Hospital, a bankruptcy judge has accepted Pennsylvania-based Hudson Holdco's $43.5 million bid, according to the Jersey Journal. Article

> After West Penn Allegheny Health System accused U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab of potential bias, the judge was removed from the case between West Penn and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

And Finally... Australian baby racks up $1M hospital bill. Article