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Attorney General’s community forum on the proposed joint venture information

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When: Sept. 23, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center, Conference Room 123

What: On August 2, 2013, for-profit LifePoint Hospitals agreed to form a joint venture with Portage Health, in which LifePoint will become an 80 percent owner. The contribution agreement, and other transaction documents may be viewed at Because the Attorney General protects charitable assets under Michigan law, Portage Health and LifePoint Hospitals have made the Attorney General’s review a condition of the transaction.

This community forum will: 1) Provide the public with an overview of the proposed transaction; 2) Outline the Attorney General’s review process; and most importantly, 3) Provide the public an opportunity to comment and ask questions. Representatives of Portage Health and LifePoint Hospitals will attend to listen and respond to public comments.


  • Introductions
  • Overview of proposed sale
  • Overview of the Attorney General’s review process
  • Public comments / questions
  • Comments and response to questions
  • Final remarks


(1) Persons who wish to speak will be required to complete a comment card and are encouraged to arrive early. It is anticipated that speakers will be provided up to three (3) minutes; this time allotment may be adjusted depending on the turnout.

(2) Background on the proposed transaction is available on the Attorney General's website at A transcript of this forum will be posted on the Attorney General's website.


Download the Attorney General’s announcement in PDF format.


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