Phoebe Putney Health System will not have to sell the hospital that's now known as Phoebe North.
The long legal battle between Phoebe and the Federal Trade Commission is over.
The FTC announced a settlement Tuesday.
This hospital was at the heart of a 4-year long legal showdown between Phoebe Putney and the federal government.
The FTC still maintains the Albany Dougherty Hospital Authority's purchase of the former Palmyra Medical Center created an illegal healthcare monopoly in the Albany area.
But the commission says it's too late to do much about it now.
The FTC said since a federal appeals court allowed the merger to move forward more than three years ago there's really no way to force Phoebe to sell Phoebe North now.
Under the settlement, Phoebe must notify the FTC before acquiring any part of a hospital or controlling interest in other healthcare providers for 10-years.
Also Phoebe can't challenge application for a new hospital in the area for 5-years.
Phoebe officials would not comment on the settlement tonight but are planning a news conference tomorrow morning to discuss it.