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  • What's a 'Midwestern' health system, anyway?

    A dozen states make up the Midwest, but many more Americans in neighboring states think they, too, are part of the region. 
  • 6 opportunities for healthcare RCM leaders in 2024

    6 opportunities to create a stronger, simpler rev cycle — here.
  • Academic health systems are scooping up hospitals

    Academic health systems are coming to the rescue of community hospitals through creative alignments, partnerships and acquisitions to ensure access to care.
  • Mercy, Lifepoint ink joint venture to operate freestanding hospital

    Mercy Health and Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health have completed a joint venture agreement to operate Rogers (Ark.) Rehabilitation Hospital, a 140-bed facility, which is now named Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Northwest Arkansas.
  • Montana health system partners with remote monitoring company

    CareView Communications, a health IT company, is partnering with an unnamed Montana-based health system to expand its Pacific Northwest presence. 
  • Why General Catalyst says Summa Health purchase isn't 'another private equity deal'

    General Catalyst's leaders said its proposed acquisition of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health should not be "mischaracterized as another 'private equity' deal."
  • UMass Memorial, Milford advance alliance

    Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center and Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health have signed a definitive agreement for their affiliation.
  • A flurry of health system M&A deals to start 2024

    Hospital and health system merger and acquisition activity increased 27% year over year in 2023, and 2024 is already off to a busy start.
  • New Jersey systems plan to combine for-profit, nonprofit hospitals

    Jersey City, N.J.-based CarePoint Health and Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, N.J., have signed a letter of intent to combine under a new management company, Hudson Health System, which will incorporate the acute care facilities of both organizations.
  • Mercy acquires orthopedic group

    Cincinnati-based Mercy Health acquired the Orthopedic Institute of Western Kentucky in Paducah, effective Jan. 1.
  • Penn Medicine plans to acquire Doylestown Health

    Editor's Note: The headline for this article in the Becker's Hospital Review E-newsletter on Jan. 12 stated that Penn Medicine would acquire six hospitals, which is incorrect. Penn Medicine is a six-hospital system and would become a seven-hospital system should the proposed transaction be completed.  The University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia and Doylestown (Pa.) Health have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to explore if Doylestown will become part of Penn Medicine, a six-hospital system.
  • Hospital M&A activity up 27% vs. 2022

    Hospital and health system merger and acquisition activity increased 27% year over year to 75 announced transactions in 2023, according to a report published Jan. 2 by Cain Brothers, a division of Key Banc Capital Markets.
  • 7 health systems selling labs

    Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics are snapping up lab businesses from health systems across the U.S. Here are seven deals Becker's has reported since March 20:
  • Ascension ramps up joint ventures

    Health systems are pursuing joint ventures and service line partnerships in multiple sectors this year, including outpatient surgery, behavioral health, post-acute care, physician services, urgent care and hospital-at-home programs. 
  • FTC scrutinizes UPMC-Washington Health deal

    The Federal Trade Commission has begun a review of Pittsburgh-based UPMC's plans to acquire Washington Health System, according to a Jan. 10 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.
  • Co-CEOs will run Michigan's newest health system

    Hills & Dales Healthcare, based in Cass City, Mich., and UnitedHealthcare Partners, based in Marlette, Mich., have joined forces to create a three-hospital system. 
  • Colorado system in talks to acquire orthopedic clinics, ASC

    Gunnison (Colo.) Valley Health is in talks with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery to acquire ownership of several of its locations, a spokesperson for the physician group told Becker's. 
  • Essentia, Marshfield Clinic call off merger in Midwest

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health and Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System have ended efforts to combine into a 25-hospital regional health system. 
  • Why acquiring a rural medical center is part of Huntsville Hospital's mission

    Being part of a regional healthcare system will give Fort Payne, Ala.-based DeKalb Regional Medical Center access to local resources it does not have, Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital Health System CEO Jeff Samz told al.com in a Jan. 4 report.
  • 3 Missouri health system mergers in 2 days

    The year is off to a busy start in Missouri healthcare, with three health system partnerships closing in two days. 
  • MU Health Care acquires longtime hospital partner

    Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care and Jefferson City, Mo.-based Capital Region Medical Center have completed their integration, with both health systems unified under the one brand: MU Health Care.