Unity Health System and Rochester General Health System are looking at a formal partnership. Potentially that could result in a merger down the road. The two hospital systems issued a statement on Monday saying that they have mutually agreed to enter into discussions to create a formal relationship.
The two organizations say they intend to form a new integrated system designed to provide high quality services and lower the cost of health care for the community.
Officials from the two hospital systems say they will talk over plans in the coming months and it could take up to two years to gain government approvals.