Information about the Proposed Sale of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc.

On October 20, 2016, Ascension Health notified the Attorney General that it proposes to sell all or substantially all of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc.’s assets to St. Joseph Hospital, LLC, a subsidiary of RegionalCare Hospital Partners Holdings, Inc., d/b/a RCCH HealthCare Partners. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Inc., (“SJRMC”) owns and operates St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, (“SJRMC Hospital”), a nonprofit hospital in Lewiston, Idaho. St. Joseph Hospital, LLC, (“St. Joseph Hospital”) is a for-profit company.

Title 48, chapter 15, Idaho Code, requires the Attorney General to review proposed conversions of nonprofit hospitals to for-profit entities. Because St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is an Idaho nonprofit hospital, its proposed sale to St. Joseph Hospital, a for-profit entity, is subject to the Attorney General’s review.

It is important to the Attorney General that the public understand and participate in the review process. This webpage includes information and documents concerning the proposed sale and is intended to help inform the public about the proposed sale. Additionally, this webpage provides a form for the public to comment to the Attorney General about the proposed sale.

Important Update: On January 12, 2017, the Nez Perce County District Court granted the Attorney General’s request for a 60-day extension to the January 18, 2017, deadline. The new deadline for the Attorney General to provide his opinion to SJRMC is March 20, 2017. The Attorney General continues to welcome public comments.


Idaho Nonprofit Hospital Sale or Conversion Act
Important Dates
Index to Relevant Documents
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Important Dates

  • October 20, 2016: Ascension Health notified the Attorney General about the proposed sale
  • December 12, 2016: Public hearing in Lewiston, Idaho
  • March 10, 2017: Deadline to provide written comments to the Attorney General
  • March 20, 2017: Deadline for the Attorney General to issue his opinion


Relevant Documents

No. Description Author Date
1. Idaho Code § 48-1506 Notice of Proposed Sale Ascension Health 10/20/16
2. Acknowledgment Letter to Ascension Health Attorney General 10/21/16
3. First Document Requests Attorney General 10/21/16
4. Notice of Public Meeting Attorney General 11/7/16
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5. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 11/14/16
  Governing Documents
  IRS Form 990's
  Miscellaneous Documents
  Organizational Documents
6. Second Document Requests Attorney General 11/23/16
7. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 12/1/16
8. Public Meeting Transcript Naegeli 12/12/16
9. SJRMC Documents SJRMC 1/5/17
10. Affidavit of Stephanie Guyon Attorney General 1/10/16
11. Application for Extension of Time Attorney General 1/10/17
12. Memorandum in Support of Application for Additional 60 Days to Review Attorney General 1/10/17
13. Motion to Shorten Time for Hearing on Attorney General's Application for 60-day Extension Attorney General 1/10/17
14. Order Granting Motion to Shorten Time Attorney General 1/10/17
15. Notice of Hearing Attorney General 1/10/17
16. Order Granting Extension Attorney General 1/12/17


Provide a Written Comment or Ask a Question

The Attorney General encourages the public’s participation in this process. We will review and consider all written comments submitted to the office. Please click here to use the online form or you may also write to:


Attorney General’s Office
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0010
Fax: (208) 334-4151

Hand Delivery:
Attorney General’s Office
954 W. Jefferson, 2nd Fl.
Boise, ID 83701

Please note that any information you submit to the Attorney General’s Office is a public record and subject to disclosure under Idaho Code §§ 48-1509 and 74-104(2).


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