Quorum

Quorum Health is no longer in talks with St. Louis-based SSM Health to buy a hospital in Missouri, according to a report from the News Tribune.

SSM Health COO Steve Smoot sent a letter to board members on Monday that said the parties mutually agreed to end negotiations, and that SSM now intends to expand services at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

The leaders of Quorum and SSM signed a letter of intent to explore the acquisition last November, a deal that would mark the Brentwood-based company’s first major move following its Chapter 11 reorganization.