The federal trial over St. Luke's Health System's purchase of Saltzer Medical Group is now in its fifth week. Monday so far has been dedicated to rebuttals from the plaintiffs state and federal regulators, rival Saint Alphonsus Health System and others as the trial wraps up.
Saint Alphonsus, small Boise surgical center Treasure Valley Hospital, the Federal Trade Commission and the Idaho attorney general all say St. Lukes acquisition of Saltzer has given St. Lukes too much control over the primary-care market in Nampa. St. Lukes says the acquisition is an essential piece of its campaign to make local health care more efficient and cost-effective.
Follow the latest today from Statesman reporter Audrey Dutton: