Carolinas Healthcare System and UNC Health Care are joining forces "in order to elevate health for North Carolinians."
The two health care systems announced Thursday that they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to join their "clinical enterprises and collaborate to enhance medicine education and research."
Under the LOI, the two organizations have agreed to start a period of exclusive negotiations, with the goal of entering into final agreements by the end of the year.
"Our goal is to form a new organization through a joint operating company structure, that will deliver world-class care to people in North Carolina by creating the most comprehensive network of primary, specialty and on-demand care in the Southeast."
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