Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hearing set to consider request to buy Soundpath Health

We've scheduled a hearing on March 1 at 10 a.m. to consider Catholic Health Initiative's request to acquire Washington-based Soundpath Health Inc.

From our public notice about the hearing:

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) through its subsidiary, CollabHealth Plan Solutions, is proposing to acquire common shares of Soundpath Health from Soundpath’s current owners, Northwest Physicians Network and Physicians of Southwest Washington. The acquisition would allow CHI and CollabHealth Plan Solutions to own approximately 56 percent of common shares of Soundpath Health and become controlling entity of Soundpath Health.

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colo. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 81 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted, and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 86,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system.

If approved, CHI through CollabHealth Plan Solutions, Northwest Physicians Network and Physicians of Southwest Washington would be co-owners of Soundpath Health.

The public is notified that all interested parties may submit letters of support or concerns or objections and/or may participate in the hearing by appearing in person or by telephone at no charge.

To view the Notice of Hearing, which includes advice on how to participate in the hearing process, and to view all documents filed in this matter including the Purchase Agreement between the parties, and all other documents such as organizational charts and finances, current and past states’ regulatory actions and other litigation filed in this proceeding, go to Soundpath Health #13-0039 at