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2007-03-20 15:01:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mar. 20--In an 11th-hour change of plans, Triad Hospitals Inc. (TRI), parent company of Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network, will be owned by Community Health Systems Inc. of Franklin, Tenn. Officials from both companies announced the deal Monday. If the $6.8 billion sale is approved by Triad stockholders and meets all federal regulations, it will create the largest publicly traded hospital company in the nation, according to...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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