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Mercy CEO: Expect announcement this summer

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- Saint Luke's Regional Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center have been discussing a merger plan since last December as a possible money saver.

An announcement was expected in early spring with specifics on the project. So far both hospitals haven't given any further information, but Mercy CEO Bob Peebles says something needs to happen soon.

"In Siouxland there needs to be some market consolidation and whether that is a combination between us and St. Luke's or some other combination, long term you cannot have three hospitals with limited growth and not end up with mediocrity," Peebles said.

Peebles says the public should expect an announcement by June or July.

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