CHICAGO — Ohio’s bankrupt Forum Health this week announced an agreement to sell its assets to a for-profit health care provider, marking the third proposed sale of a financially struggling nonprofit provider to a for-profit entity in the last few months. 

Forum, a three-hospital, junk-rated system based in Youngstown, agreed to sell its assets for $69.8 million to Nashville’s Ardent Health Services, a health care provider that is owned largely by New York private-equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

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