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Sale of DMC to Vanguard Health Systems is Delayed

The sale of the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) to Vanguard Health System, a hospital chain based in Nashville, has been delayed ten days. The DMC Board of Trustees and Vanguard Health Systems extended the letter of intent to allow each organization’s legal teams to complete the necessary work for the parties to reach an agreement.

The proposed deal involves Vanguard’s investment of $850 million over five years in 20 projects, including a new tower at DMC’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and the expansion of the emergency department at Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition, Vanguard would pay DMC $417 million to retire its debt and fund $278 million in pension obligations.

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