FTC http://northernpublicradio.org en Judge Halts Rockford Hospital Deal http://northernpublicradio.org/post/judge-halts-rockford-hospital-deal <p><font size="5">A federal judge has halted&nbsp;a deal between Rockford Health System and Peoria-based OSF HealthCare until the Federal Trade Commission can review it.</font></p><p><font size="5">U.S. District Judge Frederick Kapala in Rockford made the ruling Thursday. He is ordering the two health systems to maintain the status quo for now.</font></p><p><font size="5">The FTC challenged OSF&#39;s proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System on antitrust grounds. OSF runs OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Rockford Health operates Rockford Memorial Hospital.</font></p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:28:50 +0000 WNIJ & Associated Press 9718 at http://northernpublicradio.org