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St. Michael’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare merge to create Canada’s largest Catholic health network

Date closed: 8/1/2017

Value: Undisclosed

On August 1, 2017, St. Michael's Hospital, St. Joseph's Health Centre and Providence Healthcare amalgamated under the Corporations Act to form Providence St. Joseph's and St. Michael's Healthcare. This integration created the largest Catholic health network in Canada, with approximately 10,000 staff and an annual operating budget of approximately one billion dollars.

The BLG team was led by Anne Corbett and Nick Pasquino and included Bernadette Corpuz, Pierre Permingeat, Stephen Nguyen and Alex Belozorovich (corporate and due diligence); Patrick Hawkins and Lydia Wakulowsky (health law, professional staff integration and physician privileges issues); Brian Mulroney, Robert Weir, James Fu, Maciej Lipinski and Madlyn Axelrod (labour and employment); Bonnie Freedman (privacy and personal health information); Pamela Cross and Ryma Nasrallah (tax); Catherine Bray Brennan Carroll, Andrew Guerrisi and Mario Pedro (real property); Kathleen Lemieux (intellectual property), Ronald Foerster and (litigation and risk management), and (environmental and regulatory issues).