Holy Spirit Health System and Geisinger Heath System have signed a definitive agreement for Holy Spirit to become an affiliate of Geisinger.
The proposed affiliation now moves into the regulatory approval phase, which is expected to take 30 to 45 days, according to a news release from the companies.
The organizations announced the signing of a letter of intent last September.
Representatives from each organization will sit on the Geisinger Health System Foundation and Holy Spirit Health System boards of directors.
Holy Spirit Health System has more than 2,800 employees serving south central Pennsylvania. Holy Spirit Hospital is located in Camp Hill.
Geisinger, based in Danville, has more than 21,000 employees and serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania.