St. Luke's Responds To Federal Suit


By KMVT Staff

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) St. Luke's Health System has received the message and now, is responding.

St. Luke's learned about the FTC and Idaho Attorney General's decision on Monday to file a complaint against St. Luke's in Federal Court.

This is related to the lawsuit filed by St. Alphonsus and Treasure Valley Hospital to undo the affilation of Saltzer Medical Group with St. Luke's.

The two parties believe the relationship between St. Luke's and Saltzer would allow them to raise prices.

Here is a statement from St. Luke's Health System: "St. Luke’s is extremely disappointed by the FTC’s and AG’s decision to file suit. St. Luke’s and Saltzer affiliated because each of us believes that the coordinated delivery system that we are creating through the affiliation, will improve care for patients, help to contain costs, and ensure better health outcomes for the people we serve."

St. Luke's says the organization will prove its case in Boise.

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