CHICAGO — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week filed a pair of complaints against Promedica Health System Inc., a leading health care system in northwest Ohio, charging that its acquisition of a rival hospital is anticompetitive and would allow the Toledo-based system to unfairly raise prices for services.

Promedica acquired St. Luke’s Hospital, located in Lucas County, on Aug. 31. The deal boosted to four the number of acute-care hospitals Promedica now operates in the county.

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