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  • 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.
  • 6 opportunities for healthcare RCM leaders in 2024

    6 opportunities to create a stronger, simpler rev cycle — here.
  • 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. 
  • Huntsville Hospital Health to acquire 134-bed hospital

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital Health System plans to acquire DeKalb Regional Medical Center, a 134-bed hospital in Fort Payne, al.com reported Jan. 2.
  • Mercy acquires SoutheastHealth

    SoutheastHealth — a Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based system including two hospitals, a behavioral health hospital and 48 clinics — is now part of St. Louis-based Mercy. 
  • West Virginia cancer center joins Vandalia Health

    Beckley, W.Va.-based Carl Larson Cancer Center has officially joined Vandalia Health to provide more procedure capacity and expand available services to the community, according to a Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center release shared with Becker's. 
  • Saint Luke's, BJC complete merger

    St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare and Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System — which signed a letter of intent to combine in May — have finalized their transaction to merge. 
  • The 34-year-old behind 6 health system M&As that never were

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have ramped up antitrust enforcement against mergers and acquisitions across various industries, including healthcare, since Lina Khan, 34, was appointed FTC chair, a position she will hold until Sept. 25, 2024. 
  • 5 M&As that grabbed headlines in 2023 — and why

    It was a busy year for health system transactions, as organizations — 18 in the third quarter alone — joined forces to weather financial challenges. 
  • FTC merger enforcement hits highest level in 20 years

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department filed 50 merger enforcement actions in fiscal year 2022 — the highest level of enforcement activity in more than 20 years. 
  • Another busy week of mergers and acquisitions

    The year is coming to a close, but not without one last flurry of healthcare mergers and acquisition news, including two major announcements made Dec. 19. 
  • Rady Children's, CHOC plan to merge

    After years of collaboration, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and Orange, Calif.-based Children's Hospital of Orange County plan to merge and form a single parent entity called Rady Children's Health. 
  • UMass, Milford Regional outline affiliation plans

    Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center and Worcester-based UMass Memorial Health are aiming to have their new affiliation completed by fall 2024, Milford Daily News reported Dec. 18.
  • 10 called-off or unwound hospital deals in 2023

    The number of hospital mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations or partnerships that were unwound or abandoned in 2023 sits in the double digits. 
  • Froedtert, ThedaCare to launch combined system Jan. 1

    Milwaukee-based Froedtert and Neenah, Wis.-based ThedaCare have finalized their merger agreement and will launch as a combined 18-hospital system Jan. 1. 
  • Jefferson, Lehigh Valley Health plan to merge into 30-hospital system

    Pennsylvania health systems Jefferson and Lehigh Valley Health Network have signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine.

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