Hospital rivals go to the mat – Raleigh News & Observer

To demonstrate WakeMed’s commitment to improving medical services in Wake County, its board on Monday approved spending up to $50 million on a new inpatient mental-health facility if the Rex acquisition succeeds.

Read more: fierce rivals, the top bosses at WakeMed Health & Hospitals and the UNC Health Care System have intensified their animosity after WakeMed’s unexpected, and hostile, bid to buy its Raleigh rival Rex Healthcare for $750 million.

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