"Cross-market hospital mergers continue despite rising regulatory scrutiny," Ken Marlow quoted in Modern Healthcare


Ken Marlow, chair of Waller's healthcare department, talked to Modern Healthcare following the announcement of the proposed merger between Dallas-based Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System.

Because the two systems don't compete in individual markets, he said the deal is not likely to be challenged by regulators. And it looks like a sign of things to come in the hospital sector.

“This proliferation of regional mega-systems will only increase in frequency, despite the continued scrutiny of regulatory authorities,” Marlow said.