Union Hospital in Cecil County has signed a letter of intent to become a part of LifeBridge Health as it seeks more resources to serve its patients.
The two sides expect it to take several months to work out a final agreement, which must be approved by the federal government and the boards of both hospital systems.
Under the agreement, Union Hospital would become a part of a health system that includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and other affiliates. Union is a 122-bed nonprofit that has been in operation since 1908. It serves Cecil County and parts of Delaware and southern Pennsylvania.