Drinker Biddle’s Health Care Group advised Metro Health Corporation (Metro Health), a community hospital health system based in Grand Rapids, Mich. in a network affiliation with the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS).

The network affiliation will provide western Michigan residents with increased access to university health care and medical research and together the two organizations will focus on increasing health care innovation in the region.

Drinker Biddle’s Health Care team was led by partner Douglas Swill and included partner Linda Moroney and associates Robert Hogan and Corey Kestenberg.

The deal closed on December 15, 2016. More information about the affiliation can be found in a press release by UMHS.

Drinker Biddle’s Health Care Group represents hospital and health systems with strategic affiliation transactions including pre-transaction counseling, due diligence, regulatory and antitrust reviews, negotiations and post-transaction integration. The team is actively advising on health care affiliations in Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, California and other markets across the US.

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