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  • FTC expands retrospective scrutiny of mergers

    The Federal Trade Commission is expanding its retrospective review of mergers and acquisitions, using data from before and after a deal to assess whether the transaction affected prices, quality and consumer choice. 
  • Investigation into patient care stalls sale of 190-bed St. Louis hospital

    The sale of St. Louis-based St. Alexius Hospital has stalled amid an ongoing investigation into the quality of patient care at the facility, according to The St. Louis Dispatch. 
  • The shrinking CHS hospital portfolio: 7 latest divestitures, closures

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems became the largest for-profit hospital operator in the nation in 2014 when it acquired Naples, Fla.-based Health Management Associates. Now, the company is selling off hospitals to pay down its debt.
  • 2 San Antonio systems to create integrated health network

    UT Health San Antonio and University Health System in San Antonio have signed a  memorandum of understanding to create an integrated health delivery system, according to KENS 5, a CBS affiliate. 
  • Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger stalls amid physician complaints: A timeline

    Since Beaumont Health announced its intent to merge with Advocate Aurora Health in June, physicians, nurses and trustees of the Southfield, Mich.-based system have raised concerns about its leaders and the potential deal.
  • FTC urges Texas regulators to block CHS' divestiture of 2 hospitals

    The Federal Trade Commission is urging Texas regulators to block Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems' planned divestiture of two hospitals in the state.
  • Atlantic Health System to add 8th hospital

    CentraState Healthcare System, a single-hospital system based in Freehold, N.J., has signed a letter of intent to join Atlantic Health System, a seven-hospital system based in Morristown, N.J.
  • Hospital M&A update: 11 recent deals

    Eleven transactions involving hospitals and health systems announced, finalized or advanced since Sept. 1:
  • WVU Health System to add 13th hospital

    The 223-bed Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital signed a letter of intent this week to join Morgantown-based West Virginia University Health System.
  • FTC's challenge of Jefferson-Einstein merger heads to court Sept. 14: What health system leaders should know

    The Federal Trade Commission's legal challenge to block the proposed merger of Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health heads to court Sept. 14. 
  • Illinois system to join Northwestern Medicine

    Palos Health, a system with 3,000 employees in Palos Heights, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to join Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine. The deal was announced Sept. 11. 
  • RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter's Healthcare to merge

    Two New Jersey health systems — Saint Peter's Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health — have signed a definitive agreement to merge.
  • California hospital rebrands, joins Adventist Health

    Delano (Calif.) Regional Medical Center has a new name, officially signifying it is part of the Adventist Health network, according to local news station KGET.
  • Former CHS hospital receives takeover proposals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems ended services at Shands Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., on Aug. 31, and two healthcare organizations are now competing to take over the facility, according to TV station WCJB. 
  • Care New England, Lifespan to merge

    Two Providence, R.I.-based health systems — Lifespan and Care New England Health System — have signed a letter of intent to combine into one nonprofit organization with Brown University.
  • Covenant Health to acquire 99-bed New Mexico hospital

    Lubbock, Texas-based Covenant Health plans to acquire a 99-bed hospital in New Mexico, according to a Sept. 8 company announcement. 
  • Einstein's flagship hospital at risk without merger, Jefferson and Einstein say

    The merger of Einstein Healthcare Network and Jefferson Health is a matter of survival for Einstein's flagship hospital, the two Philadelphia systems argued in a federal court filing this week, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Getting started with an ASC joint venture: 4 key steps

    Developing a successful hospital-physician ambulatory surgery center (ASC) joint venture — whether it be a de novo facility, acquisition of an existing ASC, or conversion of a hospital outpatient department (HOPD) — requires a tremendous amount of work as well as buy-in and engagement from all parties.
  • CityMD buys New Jersey urgent care provider

    CityMD, a New York City-based urgent care provider with more than 120 locations, has purchased an urgent care provider in Ocean County, N.J.
  • AdventHealth to buy Georgia hospital

    Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth plans to buy Chatsworth, Ga.-based Murray Medical Center, according to The Chatsworth Times.

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