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  • SSM, Saint Francis reach new agreement on expanding care

    St. Louis-based SSM Health and Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based Saint Francis Healthcare System are expanding their affiliation to share best practices and clinical expertise in southeast Missouri.
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  • NYU Langone acquires urology group

    New York City-based NYU Langone Health acquired Pediatric Urology Associates in 10 practice locations, longisland.com reported on Nov. 10.
  • California system eyes bankrupt hospital takeover

    Salinas (Calif.) Valley Health and San Benito County have submitted a joint proposal to the San Benito Healthcare District to govern, operate and finance Hollister-based Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, its skilled nursing facilities, and physician clinics.
  • Novant to acquire, invest $50M in 25-bed hospital

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has finalized the transfer of Pender Medical Center in Burgaw, N.C., WWAYTV reported Nov. 8.
  • Michigan critical access hospitals mull merger

    Cass City, Mich.-based Hills & Dales Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare Partners have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to combine the two organizations. 
  • Michigan rural emergency hospital sold

    A Michigan hospital that became the first in the state to transition to rural emergency hospital status in August has now been sold to a for-profit entity, according to a Nov. 3 Watershed Voice report.
  • Bankruptcy court approves sale of Mercy Iowa City to U of Iowa Health

    The long-awaited sale of Mercy Iowa City hospital is now over after Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health was approved Nov. 6 to buy the bankrupt facility.
  • Hawaii system to acquire Wahiawa General

    The Queen's Health System in Honolulu, Hawaii, has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire Wahiawa General Hospital, effective March 31.
  • Connecticut attorney general investigating Prospect Medical's 'financial practices'

    The Connecticut attorney general's office has previously said it is investigating Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings for back taxes it owes the state.
  • Augusta Health adds women's health group

    Fishersville, Va.-based Augusta Health is adding Augusta Health Care for Women, the health system said Nov. 2.
  • Parkview Health to join UCHealth Dec. 1

    Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Health and Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth have completed all their necessary regulatory processes and will be joining forces Dec. 1, the two systems said Nov. 2.
  • Alabama system joins Ochsner ACO to improve senior health outcomes

    Mobile, Ala.-based Infirmary Health, the largest nonprofit private healthcare provider in the state, is teaming up with New Orleans-based Ochsner Health by joining its accountable care organization, the two systems said Nov. 2.
  • Blackstone to acquire 16-hospital system in India

    Blackstone, a private equity firm, has inked a deal to purchase a 72.5 percent stake in Quality Care India — which operates  Care Hospitals —- from Evercare, a platform backed by TPG Rise funds, the Business Standard reported Oct. 31.
  • Florida legislator wants public system sold; president opposed

    Titusville, Fla.-based Parrish Healthcare is the target of a Florida representative who wants to see the public system sold because of what he believes is excessive government interference. The health system, meanwhile, wants no part of a sale, according to an Oct. 30 Orlando Business Journal report.
  • 20 mergers and acquisitions making headlines in October

    Here is a summary of hospital and healthcare merger and acquisition-related transactions from October:
  • UC San Diego Health to assume operations of community hospital

    Tri-City Healthcare District has selected UC San Diego Health as its future healthcare partner, with the two organizations developing a joint powers agreement.
  • U of Iowa Health to purchase Mercy Iowa City

    Having originally failed in its bid to buy Mercy Iowa City hospital, the University of Iowa Health system is now set to take over the bankrupt facility.
  • Catholic system, Singing River call off negotiations

    Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System is back on the market after negotiations around its planned sale to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, a 10-hospital system, broke down, SuperTalk Mississippi Media reported Oct. 25. 
  • Hospital exploring Pennsylvania alliance affiliation

    Kittanning, Pa.-based Armstrong County Memorial Hospital is weighing whether to become part of the Pennsylvania Mountains Care Network, a collaborative of independent community hospitals, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Oct. 26. 
  • Mercy Iowa City's sale delay harming community, orthopedic group says

    Stalling by Mercy Iowa City hospital authorities over the facility's sale is causing employees to leave and patients to cancel procedures, according to the orthopedic group operating at the bankrupt hospital in an Oct. 25 report from The Gazette.
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