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Nationwide Children's To Acquire Toledo-Based Mercy Health Children's Hospital

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced Thursday that it will acquire Toledo-based Mercy Health Children’s Hospital by January 2022.

The hospitals say the goal of the acquisition is to help children and families in the Toledo area have access to a wider array of procedures and therapies without having to travel.

“Since 1999, Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital has provided the highest quality, most compassionate care for children throughout our community,” said Bob Baxter, president of Mercy Health, in a press release Thursday. “This will continue to be the mission, and children and families will benefit from having Nationwide Children’s expertise and resources in our community.”

While the amount of money involved in the acquisition was not disclosed, following the transition Nationwide Children’s will lease the facility that houses Mercy Health. Details regarding staffing and operations and still being finalized, according to the news release.

“Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital share a mission to advance pediatric health care services for children and their families in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan,” said Rick Miller, chief operating officer of Nationwide Children’s. “Families and patients benefit from having world-class programs right in their community where we can more seamlessly provide high-quality, family-centered care.”