After a nearly six-month review, the attorney general of the state of Idaho has approved the transition of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho, to RCCH HealthCare Partners.

As part of the agreement, Ascension will provide a $23 million donation to an independent foundation, which is to be formed by the Idaho Attorney General following the transaction closing. RCCH will provide a $2 million donation, dedicated to serving healthcare needs of the Lewiston community consistent with the Catholic mission of SJRMC.

In addition to the $25 million donation the transaction also includes an agreement by RCCH to invest $57 million for up-to-date equipment, technology and ambulatory care facilities over the next five years. RCCH also plans to provide an expansion and integration of care, including clinical services and acute care.