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Duke LifePoint eyes acquisition of Good Shepherd Health System

Longview, Texas-based Good Shepherd Health System has signed a memorandum of understanding to be acquired by Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare. By Brooke Murphy -

Jackson, UHealth partnership threatened over organ transplant exclusivity rights

The board chairman for Miami-based Jackson Health System threatened to walk away from contract renewal negotiations with University of Miami Health System Wednesday if UHealth did not agree to exclusively perform organ transplants at Miami Dade's public hospital network, reports Miami Herald.  By Brooke Murphy -

UPMC challenges business advocacy group's comments over WCA Hospital acquisition

Pittsburgh-based UPMC is challenging the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health over a letter it wrote to the New York State Department of Health, which criticized the health system's recent acquisition of Jamestown, N.Y.-based WCA Hospital, according to the Post-Gazette. By Tamara Rosin -

California approves St. Joseph-Providence merger, but with conditions

The California Attorney General's Office conditionally approved a merger between Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health and Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services — a deal that would create the third-largest nonprofit health system in the U.S.  By Ayla Ellison -

Texas Health Resources acquires Atrium Medical Center

Arlington-based Texas Health Resources has purchased Atrium Medical Center in Cornith, Texas, with plans to convert the long-term acute care hospital into an inpatient and outpatient behavioral health hospital.  By Ayla Ellison -

Michael Dowling: Preserving community hospitals' authentic local identities during acquisitions

Since I became president and CEO of Northwell Health in 2002, our system has acquired approximately six community hospitals. I can proudly say those hospitals are in better shape today than when we took them over.  By Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO, Northwell Health -

Metro Health to join University of Michigan Health System

Metro Health, a single-hospital system in Wyoming, Mich., and University of Michigan have signed a letter of intent for Metro Health to join U-M Health System in Ann Arbor.  By Ayla Ellison -

Hackensack, Meridian receive legal approval to merge

After waiting more than a year, Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Neptune, N.J.-based Meridian Health received final legal approval to merge and form Hackensack Meridian Health.  By Heather Punke -

HCA buys Dallas hospital

HCA North Texas, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, has acquired 84-bed Forest Park Medical Center in Dallas from FPMC Realty Partners III and BT Forest Park Realty Partners.  By Ayla Ellison -

MEDNAX acquires Westchester Anesthesiologists: 5 things to know

National medical group MEDNAX has acquired Westchester Anesthesiologists, a private physician group practice based in White Plains, N.Y.  By Kelly Gooch -

Quest Diagnostics scoops up Safeway partnership after Theranos fallout

Madison, N.J.-based Quest Diagnostics announced a partnership last week with grocery chain Safeway that will bring diagnostic testing to 12 grocery stores in California, Colorado, Texas, Virginia and Maryland.  By Emily Rappleye -

8 recent healthcare transactions and partnerships

The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past week.  By Ayla Ellison -

Bain Capital buying majority stake in Navicure: 7 things to know

Claims clearinghouse and revenue cycle management vendor Navicure has signed a definitive agreement to receive a strategic investment from Bain Capital Private Equity, a global private investment firm.  By Kelly Gooch -

St. Joseph Health to form joint venture with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

St. Joseph Health — which includes Santa Rosa (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and Petaluma (Calif.) Valley Hospital — and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco have signed a joint venture agreement to enhance and expand neonatal and pediatric services.  By Kelly Gooch -

Rush-Copley Medical Center to enhance academic medicine in suburbs

Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., will expand specialty care and launch a physician training program under a partnership with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.  By Tamara Rosin -

RoundTable Healthcare Partners sells topical pharma business for $950M

Lake Forest, Ill.-based RoundTable Healthcare Partners sold its topical pharmaceutical business Wednesday for $950 million in cash and up to $50 million in contingent payments to Canonsburg, Pa.-based pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V.  By Morgan Haefner -

AmSurg, Envision Healthcare ink merger: 7 things to know

Denver-based Envision Healthcare Holdings and Nashville, Tenn.-based AmSurg Corp. have agreed to merge, creating a healthcare services company worth $10 billion.  By Ayla Ellison -

FTC gains 3 "friends of the court" briefs filed in favor of blocking Hershey-PinnacleHealth merger

A group of economists, the Association of Independent Doctors and 12 states filed three "friends of the court" briefings to oppose a merger between Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth System in Harrisburg, Pa., the Central Penn Business Journal reported.  By Morgan Haefner -

Kern Medical Center transferred to new hospital authority

Ownership of Bakersfield, Calif.-based Kern Medical Center transferred to the Kern County Hospital Authority Monday, a newly created and independent governing body, according to The Bakersfield Californian.  By Morgan Haefner -

Ontario Systems takes over Ultimate Business Systems: 5 things to know

Muncie, Ind.-based Ontario Systems, a revenue cycle management and accounts receivable management software and services provider, has acquired Columbia Ultimate Business Systems in Vancouver, Wash.  By Kelly Gooch -

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