Extending expertise | Duke LifePoint reaches across U.S.
January 23, 2013
By Beth Kutscher for Modern Healthcare
Duke LifePoint marked the start of an aggressive, nationwide expansion strategy for the two-year-old joint venture when it inked a deal to acquire a hospital on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
The addition of Marquette (Mich.) General Health System, 1,100 miles from Duke University Medical Center—which holds a small stake and brings its name and clinical expertise to the venture—also will test whether a university health system could play on the same turf as its investor-owned peers.