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The Louisiana-based system adds Rush’s 7 hospitals and more than 30 clinics. The Rush system will now be known as Ochsner Rush Health.

Ochsner Health said Monday it has finalized its merger with Rush Health Systems, and the organization now boasts a larger footprint along the Gulf Coast.

Rush will be now known as Ochsner Rush Health. With the move, Ochsner gains Rush’s seven hospitals and more than 30 clinics. Ochsner Rush Health will anchor the system’s healthcare services in eastern Mississippi and western Alabama.

The two systems announced their intention to merge in June 2021. Ochsner, based in Louisiana, runs 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers. The merger comes as hospital consolidations have slowed...

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