Merritt Healthcare Advisors (“MHA”) is pleased to announce Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital (“OVSH”) has partnered with OhioHealth and Premier Health. MHA served as the exclusive advisor to OVSH.

OVSH President Steve Eisentrager states: “This partnership brings needed resources to successfully innovate in a changing healthcare landscape while allowing the doctors to maintain independence and focus on clinical excellence. The board was committed to selecting a partner who would continue to build on the success of Ohio Valley as a trusted healthcare partner in our local community.”

Premier Health President and CEO Mary Boosalis adds: “Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is widely known and respected across the region for its quality of care, and we are pleased to join with both this hospital and OhioHealth to build upon its strong reputation. This venture is in keeping with our strategic plan to expand access to care through partnerships with like-minded organizations. This helps to support Premier Health’s mission to improve the health of all communities that it serves.”

“We are excited to be partnering with two reputable institutions like Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital and Premier Health to expand access and keep care local in Clark County,” said Steve Markovich, M.D., president and CEO of OhioHealth. “This is a unique opportunity for us to work collectively to strengthen Ohio Valley, enhance their current offerings and put them in a position for continued growth and success.”

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital provides outstanding surgical and medical care to their patients in an environment of personalized service. Designed with patient health and comfort in mind, OVSH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, licensed by the Ohio Department of Health, and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is proudly owned and operated by local physicians.

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, nonprofit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church. OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by IBM Watson Health™, an honor they have received six times. OH is a network of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning 47 Ohio counties.

Premier Health is the largest private, nonprofit, comprehensive health care system in Southwest Ohio, comprised of acute care hospitals and outpatient facilities, physician practices, long-term care, and home health services. Premier offers a coordinated approach to the delivery of regional health care. U.S. News & World Report 2021 ranks MVH, MVHS, MVHN best in Dayton region for 5th consecutive year and AMC is nationally ranked for Rehab Services.

Merritt Healthcare Advisors (“MHA”) is focused exclusively on representing owners of healthcare businesses & practices that are considering strategic options, whether it is selling an interest in their organization, creating a new partnership or growing through acquisition. MHA is unique in that we are the only firm that combines an investment banking background* with actual “owners” experience that comes from developing and managing our own healthcare facilities. We have used this experience to successfully complete more than $4 billion in transactions on behalf of our clients. As the industry’s leading Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) firm, our proven process and extensive buyer network enables us to help our clients realize the absolute best financial and non-financial outcomes.

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