BJC HealthCare, based in St. Louis, and Saint Luke's Health System, based in Kansas City, Mo., have signed a non-binding letter of intent to form an integrated academic health system. 

BJC and Saint Luke's operate the three top hospitals in Missouri, according to U.S. News & World Report. 

The proposed system would maintain BJC's and Saint Luke's existing brands and operate from dual headquarters serving distinct markets. BJC would continue serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois out of St. Louis; Saint Luke's would continue serving Western Missouri and portions of Kansas out of Kansas City.

Read the full article from Becker's Hospital Review: BJC, Saint Luke's Eye Integration

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