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  • UnitedHealth to buy payments firm Equian in $3.2B deal  

    Optum may soon have a payment-processing platform under its wing that serves all but one of the 10 largest payers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  • Temple likely to extend talks with Jefferson University on sale of cancer center

    Exclusive negotiations between Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University over the sale of Fox Chase Cancer Center are likely to extend beyond the initial expiration date, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • 2 Maine hospital systems to merge

    Two Maine healthcare systems are planning to merge, pending state and federal approval, according to The Press Herald.
  • Mayo Regional, Northern Light move forward with deal: 3 things to know

    Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Northern Light Health in Brewer, Maine, received a key approval to create Maine's second-largest healthcare system, according to Mainebiz.
  • Physician: Lack of hospital mergers led Rhode Island to miss out on 'world-class' health center

    A Rhode Island physician said the health of the state's residents depends on more integration among hospitals, according to the Providence Journal.
  • U of Louisville won't buy Jewish Hospital from CHI

    The University of Louisville announced June 12 that it ended talks with Catholic Health Initiatives about acquiring Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health's local assets, including Jewish Hospital, according to the Louisville Courier Journal.
  • New York hospital acquires 2 family medicine practices

    Wyoming County Community Health System in Warsaw, N.Y., is continuing its expansion of family services with the acquisition of two medical practices, according to Buffalo Business First.
  • Tampa General teams up with urgent care provider

    Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital is partnering with Fast Track Urgent Care to operate 10 urgent care clinics in the state, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
  • Quorum to divest California hospital

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital.
  • Hospital M&A update: 13 latest deals

    The total number of healthcare mergers and acquisitions hit a record high in 2018, and dozens of deals have been announced so far this year.
  • Penn Highlands Healthcare adds 5th hospital

    J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, a 71-bed, nonprofit community hospital in Huntingdon, Pa., is the newest member of DuBois, Pa.-based Penn Highlands Healthcare, the organizations announced.
  • Dermatology practice to affiliate with Chicago hospital

    A private equity-backed dermatology practice in Lombard, Ill., and Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center have agreed to affiliate, both entities announced June 4.
  • Partners backs out of plan to acquire Care New England

    Boston-based Partners HealthCare announced June 4 that it will withdraw its application to acquire Care New England Health System, a three-hospital system based in Providence, R.I., according to the Boston Business Journal.
  • Sale of Alaska hospital delayed

    The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, or SEARHC, won't take over Sitka (Alaska) Community Hospital July 1 as planned, according to local radio station KCAW.
  • UNC refutes possible Vidant takeover

    UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C., disputed claims it had plans to acquire or partner with Greenville, N.C.-based Vidant Medical Center.
  • 25-bed Ohio hospital to join WVU Hospital's network

    Barnesville Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Belmont County, Ohio, will join WVU Hospitals and the West Virginia University Health System on June 1.
  • Children's National, HSC Health Care to combine

    HSC Health Care System and Children's National Health System have signed a definitive agreement to combine the two Washington, D.C.-based systems.
  • UHS invests in primary care company

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services is partnering with Vera Whole Health, a Seattle-based primary care company, to improve health outcomes of its health plan members.
  • UCSF ends talks to deepen ties with Dignity Health

    University of California San Francisco Health has dropped a plan to expand its partnership with San Francisco-based Dignity Health.
  • Anne Arundel to control Doctors Community under proposed merger

    Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md., will get full control of Doctors Community Health System, a single-hospital system based in Lanham, Md., under a proposed merger, according to state documents reviewed by the Capital Gazette.

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