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Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health have completed the merger of the two health systems, making it one of the largest systems in the U.S.

The combined healthcare system will be called Advocate Health and headquartered in Charlotte. They system will serve nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the nation, according to a news release.

The Atrium Health, Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care brands will continue to be used in their local communities. The Wake Forest University School of Medicine will serve as “the academic core” of the organization.

Read a joint statement about the merger here and the full news article here.