Tyrone, Penn State Health end merger discussions

Tyrone Regional Health Network announced Tuesday that discussions about a merger between TRHN and Penn State Health have discontinued, according to a release.

“While both organizations adhere to many similar philosophies focusing on meeting the needs of our communities, we have both agreed that an affiliation is not appropriate at this time,” TRHN board President Kelly Wike said in the release. “TRHN remains committed to serving our community with a local health care choice, while continuing to examine any and all partnership opportunities in the future that have the potential of fulfilling our mission.”

The boards of directors and the leadership teams of the two organizations have spent the past 12 months in discussions about a merger, but determined an affiliation would not be beneficial.

“Penn State Health and Tyrone Regional Health Network have discontinued discussions about the feasibility of an affiliation between the two organizations,” PSH said in a statement. “Penn State Health remains focused on building a robust health enterprise that will improve the lives of the people of central Pennsylvania while also expanding opportunities for discovery and education.”