Advocate Aurora and Beaumont Health Cancel Merger
October 5th, 2020
Beaumont Health, based in Southfield, MI and Advocate Aurora, with dual-headquarters in Downers Grove, IL and Milwaukee, WI, have ended their merger discussions. The parties had signed a non-binding letter of intent in June of this year announcing their intent to create a health system that spanned Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. However, the Beaumont board of trustees voted to delay a vote on the merger in August after reviewing a survey that indicated employees’ opposition to the merger. Beaumont has instead announced it wants to focus on local market priorities.