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  • Wayne State payments to consultants scrutinized in stalled Henry Ford affiliation

    Detroit-based Wayne State University's efforts to expand its relationship with Henry Ford Health System remained stalled while questions arose about payments the university made to people who worked on the deal, according to documents cited by The Detroit News.
  • Ascension buys Florida hospital, plans $47M investment

    Ardent Health Services completed the sale of its interest in Bay Medical Sacred Heart in Panama City, Fla., to Ascension on March 14.
  • 7 hospital mergers called off in past year

    Last month, Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System called of their merger, which would have resulted in a 68-hospital system. That is one of several hospital mergers that, at some point in their lifetime, were called off in the past year.
  • Rennova acquires Tennessee hospital

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Rennova Health has completed the acquisition of Jellico (Tenn.) Community Hospital and CarePlus Center in Williamsburg, Ky.
  • Swedish Covenant, Rush consider merger

      Swedish Covenant Health and the Rush System for Health, both based in Chicago, are negotiating a potential merger, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • California voters approve county hospital sale to American Advanced Medical Group

      Sonoma County (Calif.) residents voted in favor of a plan for the Palm Drive Health Care District to sell or lease Sebastopol, Calif.-based Palm Drive Hospital to American Advanced Medical Group, according to The Press Democrat.
  • Lifespan CEO calls for review of Partners, Care New England merger

    The CEO of Lifespan Health System has called for more public discussion of the proposed merger between Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Providence, R.I.-based Care New England,, according to the Providence Journal.
  • Colorado hospitals end merger talks

    Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., and Centura Health in Centennial, Colo., have discontinued merger discussions roughly four months after signing a letter of intent to combine their organizations, according to The Daily Sentinel.
  • Bankrupt California hospital chain closes $235M sale

    El Segundo, Calif.-based Verity Health, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, completed the sale of two California hospitals on March 1, according to NBC Bay Area.
  • CHS sells 4 South Carolina hospitals for $176M

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems completed the sale of four South Carolina hospitals to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital Authority in Charleston on March 1.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess-Lahey Health merger is official

    Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health in Burlington, Mass., officially merge March 1 to become Beth Israel Lahey Health, a system with 13 hospitals and 4,300 physicians across Massachusetts, according to WBUR.
  • LifeBridge Health to acquire Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital

    Baltimore-based LifeBridge Health has signed a letter of intent with Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health to acquire Bon Secours Baltimore Hospital.
  • Littleton Regional Healthcare drops New Hampshire consortium affiliation

    Littleton (N.H.) Regional Healthcare is leaving North Country Healthcare, a regional health consortium, due to divergent goals, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
  • Mayo Clinic adds Mexico hospital to care network

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic has added Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro in Guadalajara, Mexico to the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a group of independent health systems that work closely with Mayo to improve quality standards.
  • Healthy Connections to buy Arkansas hospital

    Healthy Connections, which owns nine Arkansas clinics, plans to purchase De Queen (Ark.) Medical Center, according to ArkLaTexhomepage.com.
  • Hospital-owned physician practices increased 128% in almost 6 years, study finds

    The number of hospital-owned physician practices increased from 35,700 in July 2012 to 80,000 in January 2018, according to a study from consulting firm Avalere Health and the Physicians Advocacy Institute.
  • Butler Health System to merge with Clarion Healthcare

    Butler (Pa.) Health System and Clarion (Pa.) Healthcare System have signed an exclusive letter of intent to merge, according to the Butler Eagle.
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, North Memorial enter merger talks

    Hennepin Healthcare and North Memorial Hospital, both based in Minneapolis, have entered into talks that could lead to a partnership or full merger, according to the Star Tribune.
  • SSM, U of Missouri Health stall hospital sale talks

    St. Louis-based SSM Health has stalled talks with the University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia to sell two hospitals, though the two organizations intend to move forward with a partnership agreement, according to the The Mexico Ledger.
  • Partners-CNE deal won't be thoroughly reviewed by watchdog

    Massachusetts' watchdog agency, the Health Policy Commission, will not conduct a rigorous review of Boston-based Partners HealthCare's proposed acquisition of Providence, R.I.-based Care New England, as the deal would not have a large effect on residents in the state, The Boston Globe reports.

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