There has been talk about it for months, but the news is out that San Angelo's two hospitals are merging.  

Community Health Systems announced Monday, April 20th that San Angelo Community Medical Center and its associated assets are being purchased by the Shannon Health System with the merger pending approval of the transaction by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This regulatory review process is expected to conclude by the end of the third quarter this year. 

During the transition, Shannon said in a news release nothing will change for patients or employees of either organization. During the process of seeking regulatory approval, Shannon Medical Center and San Angelo Community Medical Center will continue to operate as separate and independent organizations. 

The website created about the merger, CareForSanAngelo.com, states neither organization will have changes during at least the next 120 days while it undergoes the regulatory process. Afterward, Shannon intends "to honor all existing insurance plans and patients can receive care at either facility." 

Shannon also intends to continue operating the Community Health Club, a hospital-based fitness center.  

Learn more about the merger at Shannon's CareForSanAngelo.com.

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