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Huron Consulting Group to acquire health IT firm HSM

Chicago-based Huron Consulting officials announced the company's intent to acquire health IT firm Healthcare Services Management in Quincy, Mass.  By Alyssa Rege -

Munson Healthcare to acquire West Shore Medical Center

Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare is set to acquire Manistee, Mich.-based West Shore Medical Center, according to 9&10 News.  By Alyssa Rege -

10 largest for-profit hospital chains in the United States

Here are the 10 largest for-profit hospital chains in the United States based on the number of hospitals and the leaders who guide them.  By Megan Wood and Laura Dyrda -

Healthcare M&A jumps 3 percent in first half of 2016: 4 findings

Healthcare merger and acquisition activity showed no signs of slowing down in the first half of 2016, according to a report from investment bank Berkery Noyes.  By Kelly Gooch -

Hospital M&A continues to accelerate in first half of 2016: 7 findings

Hospital merger and acquisition activity remained strong in the first half of 2016, according to the latest analysis by Kaufman, Hall & Associates. By Tamara Rosin -

9 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

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

WellCare, Oakhurst Medical Centers team up for value-based contract

WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare Health Plans, formed a value-based partnership with Oakhurst Medical Centers in Atlanta.  By Morgan Haefner -

Axium Pharmacy, ModernHealth to merge into specialty pharmacy

Lake Mary, Fla.-based Axium Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger, will acquire outstanding shares of Orlando-based ModernHealth  to create a combined specialty pharmacy fully operated by Kroger.  By Alyssa Rege -

Edward-Elmhurst Health opens immediate care center in Hinsdale

Plainfield, Ill.-based Edward-Elmhurst Health opened a new health and immediate care center in Hinsdale, Ill., according to Edward-Elmhurst officials.  By Alyssa Rege -

Failed merger won't stop Mass. hospital from $200M expansion

South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., is planning to invest $200 million on facility and software upgrades after its planned merger with Boston-based Partners HealthCare failed in 2015, according to the Boston Globe.  By Alyssa Rege -

UW health affiliate strikes direct care contract with employer

Rockford, Ill.-based SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health in Madison, Wis., has partnered with Woodward, one of Rockford's largest publicly held companies, to provide an employer-based health clinic exclusive to Woodward's 3,600 employees and their dependents. By Brooke Murphy -

Healthcare M&A up 11% in Q2: 6 quick facts

Healthcare merger and acquisition activity ticked up in the second quarter of 2016, reports Triangle Business Journal. By Brooke Murphy -

UCHealth acquires Colorado Springs urgent care chain: 4 things to know

Integrity Urgent Care in Colorado Springs, Colo., has joined Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth.  By Kelly Gooch -

Central Iowa Healthcare, Mary Greely Medical Center and LHP Hospital Group explore partnership

Marshalltown, Iowa-based Central Iowa Healthcare continues to explore a potential partnership opportunity with Ames, Iowa-based MaryGreelyMedicalCenter and LHP Hospital Group in Plano, Texas, according to a report in the Times-Republican.  By Alyssa Rege -

Conn. officials OK Prospect's $43M purchase of Waterbury Hospital

State regulators approved the sale of Waterbury (Conn.) Hospital to Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings for $43.3 million, according to documents released by the Attorney General's office.  By Alyssa Rege -

Massena Memorial Hospital considers 17 health systems for partnership

Massena (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital has solicited 17 different health systems for a potential affiliation once it privatizes, according to North Country Now.  By Alyssa Rege -

7 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

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

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery acquires Denver skin clinic

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, a dermatology-focused practice based in Maitland, Fla., has acquired Denver Skin Clinic.  By Kelly Gooch -

Scripps Health, MD Anderson eye partnership: 5 things to know

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston may enter the San Diego market under a potential partnership with Scripps Health, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.  By Kelly Gooch -

HealthSouth, Novant plan to build inpatient rehabilitation hospital

Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth and Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C. formed a joint venture to file a Certificate of Need application to build a 68-bed, freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Winston-Salem, according to HealthSouth officials.  By Alyssa Rege -

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