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Providence Acquisition: USA Campus Community FAQ

The University of South Alabama Health Care Authority has entered into an agreement with St. Louis-based Ascension to acquire Providence Hospital and its clinics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will the purchase impact campus budgets and other resources?

This acquisition will not impede the University of South Alabama’s ability to fund other University-based strategic programs, buildings or goals.

How much is USA Health paying to acquire Providence Health System?

The University of South Alabama is acquiring Providence Health System for $85 million.

What will change for me, as a faculty member / student?

The acquisition will enable expansion of undergraduate and graduate medical education opportunities – particularly for the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, the College of Nursing and the Whiddon College of Medicine.

Why are we buying Providence Health System?

Acquiring Providence Health System will allow USA Health to enhance our capabilities across our tripartite mission of education, research and clinical care.

With the development of the West Mobile campus and the acquisition of Providence Health System, the University of South Alabama will become more of a central hub for educational and research opportunities.

The strengthening of USA Health strengthens the University of South Alabama.

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