This content was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family members Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an independent news service editorially, is a scheduled plan of the Kaiser Family members Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research firm unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.. 2 Large Minn. Pioneer Press: Health Partners, Park Nicollet Strategy Merger In the biggest health care merger noticed locally in greater than a 10 years, insurer and east metro medical center operator HealthPartners is combining with the west metro’s Park Nicollet Wellness Services to create a Twin Metropolitan areas powerhouse of more than 20,000 employees and about 1,500 multispecialty physicians. Thursday The merger announced, Aug.Adults' perceptions of healthcare availability were much different in communities where respondents perceived some or many racial/ethnic inequities. In these grouped communities, simply 35 % of adults saw lots of availability for teens to get mental health care in 2014, from 24 % in 2012 up. Related StoriesGenetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Great Start GeneticsApplying a high restaurant model to health care communications: an interview with Brandi Robinson, SanofiAddressing quality of life needs in prostate tumor: an interview with Professor Louis DenisFor the communities with few or no racial/ethnic inequities, 54 % of adults perceived lots of availability for mental health care for teens, a noticable difference from 39 % in 2012.