WellStar Health System will soon be the largest health care provider in the state.
On Friday, April 1, the name on the front door of six Georgia hospitals will change to WellStar.
The Marietta-based company is adding five hospitals in metro Atlanta and one hospital in LaGrange.
So, what does this mean for patients?
“Typically mergers tend to raise prices, whether it’s a cable company merger or a hospital merger, so we’ll have to watch that,” says Andy Miller, the editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.