Advocate Aurora Health has completed its merger with North Carolina-based Atrium Health, creating a combined organization called Advocate Health that will be headquartered in Charlotte, the organization’s announced Friday.

The planned merger was originally announced in May. It makes the combined organization the fifth-largest nonprofit healthy system in the country with combined revenues of $27 billion, 67 hospitals, 21,000 physicians and nearly 42,000 nurses.

“Powered by 150,000 teammates – including the best and brightest physicians, nurses, researchers and faculty – we are poised to push past traditional geographic and care delivery boundaries to create a healthier tomorrow for all,” said Eugene A. Woods, chief executive officer of Advocate Health.

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