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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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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