DETROIT -

A mega merger may be in the works between three local hospitals.

Beaumont, Oakwood and Botsford hospitals could announce as early as Friday that they plan a three-way merger, according to the Detroit Free Press.

If that happens, it would create one of the largest health systems in southeast Michigan.

Last year Beaumont announced plans to merge with Henry Ford Health System, but that deal fell through.

None of the hospitals would comment Thursday night, but Oakwood told Local 4 more information will be available Friday.

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