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Capella, RegionalCare merge into $1.7B company

Brentwood, Tenn.-based RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare have merged to create a combined company with 18 hospital campuses in 12 states.  By Ayla Ellison -

CHS completes 38-hospital spinoff

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has completed its previously announced spinoff of Quorum Health Corp., which includes 38 hospitals across 16 states as well as CHS' hospital management and consulting business.  By Ayla Ellison -

UPMC, Jameson Health System finalize merger

Jameson Health System, a single hospital system in New Castle, Pa., has merged with Pittsburgh-based UPMC and changed its name to UPMC Jameson.  By Ayla Ellison -

County moves to takeover Pioneer hospital after bankruptcy news

Magee, Miss.-based Pioneer Health Services filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy April 2. Now, a small county government in Danbury, N.C., is looking to take over operations at one of Pioneer's hospitals, reports The Stoke News. By Brooke Murphy -

24 hospital transactions and partnerships in April

The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in April.  By Ayla Ellison -

Abbott acquires St. Jude Medical for $25B: 9 things to know

Global medical device manufacturers Abbott and St. Jude Medical have reached a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical.  By Kelly Gooch -

How hospitals can play into the ASC joint venture game

The world of joint ventures is changing as healthcare trends toward higher quality outcomes at lower costs.  By Mary Rechtoris -

Mass General to acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital will acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. By Tamara Rosin -

Healthcare's $40B day: 5 things to know about Thursday's mega-mergers

Bigger is better is the name of the game in the healthcare industry, as evidenced by the wave of deals announced Thursday, reaching a combined total of more than $40 billion. By Tamara Rosin -

Northeast hospitals establish strategic partnership: 5 things to know

Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, based in Keene, N.H., and Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, have formed a strategic partnership aimed at delivering high-quality, value-based healthcare to the region.  By Kelly Gooch -

Methodist Health System buying bankrupt Texas hospital: 5 things to know

Methodist Health System in Dallas has reached a deal to buy the bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center in Southlake, Texas, for $17.6 million, according to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report.  By Kelly Gooch -

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District becomes affiliate of Scripps Health: 4 things to know

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley, Calif., is now an affiliate of San Diego-based Scripps Health.  By Kelly Gooch -

Boone Hospital Center eyes new management options: 3 quick facts

Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo., is considering dropping its current management company after its board of trustees approached 17 prospective management partners, reports Missourian. By Brooke Murphy -

5 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced since April 11.  By Ayla Ellison -

Tenet to pump the brakes on M&A activity

A string of mergers and acquisition helped Tenet secure its spot as the No. 3 hospital operator in the nation. However, the hospital network is now slowing its growth strategy to help improve its finances, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Ayla Ellison -

Kaiser inks lease agreement with Hawaii Health Systems Corp.

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is one step closer to taking over three hospitals from Hawaii Health Systems Corp., a state-funded hospital network based in Honolulu.  By Ayla Ellison -

Community Health Center partners with Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Middletown, Conn.-based Community Health Center has partnered with Hartford, Conn.-based Connecticut Children's Medical Center to help support and manage one of CCMC's primary health clinics in Hartford.  By Brooke Murphy -

Texas Health Resources makes $112M bid for bankrupt hospital

Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center has secured a $112 million purchase offer for its campus in Forth Worth from Arlington-based Texas Health Resources, according to Dow Jones' Daily Bankruptcy Review.  By Ayla Ellison -

Adventist Health to acquire rural health clinics from closing Colusa hospital

Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health has agreed to acquire three rural clinics from Colusa (Calif.) RegionalMedicalCenter as the 139-year-old hospital prepares to shut its doors April 22, reports Sacramento Business Journal. By Brooke Murphy -

In the Midwest, health systems go big or go home: The new reality of system dominance

Mergers and acquisitions play a critical role as hospitals focus on providing coordinated, cost-effective care. Hospital consolidation is occurring in markets across the nation, particularly those in the Midwest.  By Ayla Ellison -

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