April 17, 1998 |
The Federal Trade Commission voted to challenge Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s purchase of a 230-bed hospital in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Tenet said it will fight the FTC in court, setting up a legal showdown over the company's bid to purchase Doctors Regional Medical Center from a physicians group for an undisclosed sum. The FTC charged that the acquisition would give Tenet a virtual monopoly--78%--in the market for acute-care inpatient hospital services near the town, located in southeastern Missouri.
August 15, 2002 |
Twenty-eight people were hospitalized for breathing problems Wednesday after a leak in a railroad car at a chemical plant sent a yellowish cloud of chlorine gas spewing into the air in a rural area of eastern Missouri, police said. A spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said the leak at DPC Enterprises, a chemical distribution and production company about 35 miles south of St. Louis, was contained by midafternoon. The cause of the leak was not known.
March 16, 1985 |
Andrija Artukovic, the 85-year-old man ordered extradited to his native Yugoslavia to face Nazi-era murder charges, was flown by air ambulance early Friday to a federal prison hospital in Missouri. The ailing Seal Beach man was moved about 5 a.m from his Long Beach Navy Hospital room, where he has been under 24-hour guard since shortly after his arrest last Nov. 14, said his attorney, Michael Dacquisto.
August 26, 2003 |
Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced on Monday a $550-million deal to sell five hospitals, underscoring the company's departure from an aggressive growth strategy. Less than a year ago, Santa Barbara-based Tenet was a finalist to buy a 14-hospital chain based in Kansas City, Mo., an acquisition that would have made Tenet the dominant player in a prime Midwest market. Now, Tenet plans to sell 12 hospitals and close two others by year's end to pare debt. The sale announced Monday -- to Naples, Fla.