RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Healthcare, both privately-owned premier providers of health care services, successfully merge to form a combined company that will do business under the name RCCH HealthCare Partners. The new combined company has 16 regional health systems in 12 states with more than 13,000 employees, 2,000 affiliated physicians and $1.7 billion in revenues.

Marty Rash, former board chair and CEO of RegionalCare, assumed the role of executive board chair for the combined company, and Michael Wiechart, former board vice-chair and president and CEO of Capella, will serve as president and CEO for the combined company.