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Dignity Health Backs Out

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland Community Hospital is once again looking for a financial partner. On Monday, Dignity Health ended its negotiations with the hospital.

The Community Hospital is now free to go back to other offers that remain open and reconsider those options after a six-month exclusive negotiation period between Ashland Community Hospital and San Francisco-based healthcare network.

Both Ashland Community Hospital and Dignity Health are still bound by the confidentiality agreement signed during the negotiation period, the specifics of why the negotiations fell apart are not being disclosed because of a confidentiality agreement signed by both parties.