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Upstate and Crouse to Host Public Community Discussions on Upstate-Crouse Acquisition

Upstate Medical University and Crouse Health will hold two public community discussions about Upstate’s proposed acquisition of Crouse.

Sessions will be held Monday, August 15 at North Syracuse Junior High School, 5353 Taft Road, North Syracuse, and Thursday, August 18 at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. Both sessions will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for Upstate and Crouse officials to discuss the proposed acquisition and hear from community members about the proposal.

“We are pleased to engage with the community as this process moves forward,” said Mantosh Dewan, MD, president of Upstate Medical University. “Now that the parties have filed formal applications, we are excited to share more information with the public and hear from our local community.”

Upstate and Crouse are still unable to resolve some issues with the acquisition, due to ongoing regulatory review by the Department of Health and the Attorney General, among others. The necessary regulatory approvals are expected to take several months.

Upstate and Crouse announced in the spring that they had filed a Certificate of Need with the state Department of Health to bring the two health care systems closer together.