Erlanger Nearing Deal To Acquire Hospital In Murphy, N.C.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Erlanger Health Systems is nearing a deal to acquire a hospital in Murphy, N.C.

Both the boards of Murphy Medical Center and Erlanger are slated to vote to approve this agreement next week. 

 

The Murphy Medical Center board votes next Tuesday and Erlanger’s trustees vote on the agreement at next Thursday’s board meeting, Jan. 25.



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