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Alyce C. Katayama quoted in article “Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare’s Operations are Merged into Ascension Health”

Journal Sentinel

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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's operations in southeastern Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary's are now part of Ascension Health, and their combined operations could create a Catholic health system with the scale to be a strong competitor to Aurora Health Care and Froedtert Health in the Milwaukee area.

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare said Tuesday that it had completed the planned transfer of its operations in southeastern Wisconsin to Ascension Health, the parent of Columbia St. Mary's and the country's largest Catholic health system.

"It will create more competition," said Alyce Katayama, a health care lawyer and partner at Quarles & Brady. "Now we sort of have the big three."