Tenet values Des Peres Hospital assets at more than $40 million

Christine Candio, president and CEO of St. Luke's, said Tuesday that she could not comment on if the $42 million amount was close to the final sale price of the hospital.

Tenet Healthcare Corp. put a value of more than $40 million on the assets of Des Peres Hospital, which the the Dallas-based system is in the process of selling to St. Luke’s Hospital of Chesterfield.

St. Luke’s, the region’s last independent hospital, announced in January that it was buying the 143-bed Des Peres Hospital, but a purchase price was not disclosed. In an annual report filed Monday, Tenet reported that it had classified $42 million of its St. Louis-area assets as “assets held for sale,” along with a related $3 million in liabilities classified as “liabilities held for sale.”

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Christine Candio, president and CEO of St. Luke’s, said Tuesday that she could not comment on if the $42 million amount was close to the final sale price of the hospital.

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