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The Fast Pace deal and the rise of urgent care: 7 things to know

As healthcare shifts toward the outpatient arena, urgent care centers remain popular with patients and consumers looking to receive convenient and affordable treatment for minor conditions, imaging and blood tests.  By Kelly Gooch -

SSM Health to take over 26 St. Louis Walgreens in-store clinics

St. Louis-based SSM Health will take over the operations of 26 Walgreens in-store clinics in the St. Louis area beginning August 25, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  By Alyssa Rege -

Hackensack Meridian, Rite Aid partner to open health clinics in NJ

Hackensack (N.J.) Meridian Health officials announced a joint venture with Houston-based RediClinic to open co-branded, convenient care clinics in Rite Aid pharmacies across the nation, according to NJ Biz.  By Alyssa Rege -

Association of Independent Doctors joins FTC to fight hospital mergers

The Association of Independent Doctors, located in Winter Park, Fla., is siding with the FTC in its fight to prevent several large-scale hospitals from merging.  By Alyssa Rege -

South Shore Medical Center seeks to re-establish ties with Boston Children’s Hospital

After leaving Newton, Mass.-based Atrius Health, South Shore Medical Center, located in Norwell, Mass., lost its clinical affiliation with Boston (Mass.) Children's Hospital. Now, the medical center is looking to get that affiliation back, according to the Boston Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -

Nathan Adelson Hospice likely to acquire Solari Hospice Care

Las Vegas-based Nathan Adelson Hospice is expected to acquire Solari Hospice Care, also in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -

Make room for one more: St. Clair Hospital to join Mayo Clinic Care Network

Pittsburgh-based St. Clair Hospital will be the 41st organization to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, operated by the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, according to Trib Live.  By Alyssa Rege -

Nebraska Health acquires U of Neb. Health Center, implements Epic EHR

Omaha-based Nebraska Medicine will now operate the University Health Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The change in leadership also comes with a major change to hospital's patient health record system, according to The Daily Nebraskan.  By Alyssa Rege -

Pekin Hospital to affiliate with UnityPoint Health - Peoria

Progressive Health Systems, which includes Pekin (Ill.) Hospital and ProHealth Medical Group also located in Pekin, has taken the first step to affiliate with UnityPoint Health - Peoria in Illinois, according to the Washington Times-Reporter.  By Alyssa Rege -

Fast Pace Urgent Care lands new owner

Chicago-based Shore Capital Partners sold a Brentwood, Tenn.-based urgent care chain to Revelstoke Capital Partners in Denver, according to the Nashville Business Journal.  By Alyssa Rege -

Johns Hopkins, Florida Hospital exclusively affiliate to expand pediatric care

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based All Children's Johns Hopkins Hospital and Florida Hospital Tampa agreed to an exclusive affiliation to provide the community access to high-quality pediatric care, according to the Tampa Bay Times.  By Alyssa Rege -

Tri-City Medical Center, UC San Diego Health finalize affiliation

Oceanside, Calif.-based Tri-City Medical Center and UC San Diego Health on Tuesday finalized an exclusive affiliation agreement to enhance healthcare delivery to patients in North San Diego County. By Tamara Rosin -

Catalyst CRE strikes $16.9M deal for Central Florida facilities: 4 things to know

Catalyst CRE, a healthcare real estate consulting, investment and development firm, has acquired the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute facilities throughout Central Florida for $16.9 million.  By Kelly Gooch -

12 must-reads on hospital M&A

Hospitals and health systems recognize the value of mergers, acquisitions and other types of partnerships in the quest to efficiently provide more coordinated care. However, the first few steps of any transaction can be challenging.  By Alyssa Rege -

Fitch: Pfizer deal highlights US pharma trend in M&A

New York-based Pfizer's acquisition of San Francisco-based Medivation highlights the market trend of U.S. pharmaceutical firms pursuing targeted acquisitions rather than large, transformative ones, according to Fitch Ratings.  By Alyssa Rege -

TeamHealth Acquires Grossmont Emergency Medical Group

Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth Holdings acquired San Diego-based Grossmont Emergency Medical Group, according to TeamHealth officials.  By Alyssa Rege -

Montefiore and SBH sign letter of intent to affiliate

Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System and Bronx, N.Y.-based St. Barnabas Hospital Health System signed a letter of intent to explore a closer, more integrated relationship.  By Alyssa Rege -

Washington Health System drops Allegheny Health, picks UPMC for cardiac surgery partnership

Washington (Pa.) Health System ended its partnership with Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and signed a new agreement with UMPC, also in Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Alyssa Rege -

DHR signs agreement with Mission Hospital

Edinburg, Texas-based Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System officials announced the health system's intent to expand Mission (Texas) Regional Hospital into a short-term or secondary healthcare facility, according to The Monitor.  By Alyssa Rege -

University of Toledo president discusses UTMC's future: 3 thoughts

The president of the University of Toledo (Ohio) issued a letter last week notifying faculty and staff the university is in the process of developing a plan for the University of Toledo Medical Center, The Blade reports.  By Morgan Haefner -

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