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  • Acquisition | John Muir Health and Tenet Health

    To assess the degree of similarity between the announced acquisition between John Muir Health & Tenet Health, we conducted an analysis of the acquired hospital for John Muir Health (San Ramon Regional Medical Center) and the largest hospital for John Muir Health, John Muir Medical Center. The analysis reveals that San Ramon RMC and John Muir Medical Center have a SimilarityIndex™ M&A Score of 84.70, or a distance of 15.30. Said differently, using John Muir Medical Center as the index hospital, San Ramon RMC is the 7th most similar hospital out of the 2,299 hospitals in the national analysis, revealing that they have significant similarity in the operations, finances and competitive aspects, due in part to John Muir being the minority owner. San Ramon RMC and John Muir Medical Center data are sourced from FY21 Cost Reports.
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  • Acquisition | Centura Health and Steward Healthcare

    To assess the degree of similarity between the announced acquisition between Centura Health & Steward Healthcare, we conducted an analysis of the acquired hospital for Centura Health (Jordan Valley Medical Center) and the largest hospital for Centura Health, Penrose St. Francis. The analysis reveals that Jordan Valley Medical Center and Penrose St. Francis have a SimilarityIndex™ M&A Score of 75.30, or a distance of 24.70. Said differently, using Penrose St. Francis as the index hospital, Jordan Valley Medical Center is the 542nd most similar hospital out of the 2,299 hospitals in the national analysis, revealing that there are other hospitals that are operationally, financially and competitively more similar. Penrose St. Francis and Jordan Valley Medical Center data are sourced from FY21 Cost Reports.
  • Acquisition | Novant Health and Community Health System

    To assess the degree of similarity between the announced acquisition between Novant Health & Community Health Systems, we conducted an analysis of the acquired hospital for Novant Health (Lake Norman Regional) and the largest hospital for Novant Health, Forsyth Memorial Hospital. The analysis reveals that Lake Norman Regional and Forsyth Memorial Hospital have a SimilarityIndex™ M&A Score of 57.90, or a distance of 42.10. Said differently, using Forsyth Memorial Hospital as the index hospital, LakeNorman Regional is the 1,625th most similar hospital out of the 2,299 hospitals in the national analysis, revealing that there are many other hospitals that are operationally, financially and competitively more similar. An M&A strategy driven by clinical, operational, and financial similarity would lead to different partners for each system. Lake Norman Regional’s data is sourced from FY2021 Cost Reports while Forsyth Memorial’s data is sourced from FY2020 Cost Reports.
  • Merger | FMOL and Singing River Health System

    To assess the degree of similarity between the two health systems, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady & Singing River Health Systems, we conducted an analysis of the largest hospital in each system—Our Lady of the Lake RMC and Singing River Gulfport. The analysis reveals that Our Lady of the Lake RMC and Singing River Gulfport have a SimilarityIndex™ M&A Score of 72.50, or a distance of 27.50. Said differently, using Our Lady of the Lake RMC as the index hospital, Singing River Gulfport is the 793rd most similar hospital out of the 2,299 hospitals in the national analysis, revealing that there are many other hospitals that are operationally, financially and competitively more similar. An M&A strategy driven by clinical, operational, and financial similarity would lead to different partners for each system. Our Lady of the Lake and Singing River Gulfport data are sourced from FY2021 Cost Reports.
  • Health system M&A scorecards: A data-driven look at likeness

    To understand and evaluate current mergers and acquisition activity for U.S. health systems, Becker's Healthcare leveraged Trilliant Health's SimilarityEngine™ to analyze how similar — or dissimilar — top-performing hospitals of merged health systems are to one another.
  • Merger | Flagler Health and UF Health

    To assess the degree of similarity between the two health systems, UF Health & Flagler Health, we conducted an analysis of the largest hospital in each system—UF Health Shands Hospital and Flagler Hospital. The analysis reveals that UF Health Shands Hospital and Flagler Hospital have a SimilarityIndex™ M&A Score of 59.30, or a distance of 40.70. Said differently, using UF Health Shands Hospital as the index hospital, Flagler Hospital is the 863rd most similar hospital out of the 2,299 hospitals in the national analysis, revealing that there are many other hospitals that are operationally, financially and competitively more similar. An M&A strategy driven by clinical, operational, and financial similarity would lead to different partners for each system. UF Health and Flagler data are sourced from FY2021 Cost Reports.
  • OHSU acquisition of Legacy may be best option but questions remain, nurses say

    The planned takeover of Legacy Health by Portland, Ore.-based Oregon Health and Science University may improve transparency and be the best option, the Oregon Nurses Association said.
  • Georgia systems combine into 12-hospital entity

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System and Augusta (Ga.) University Health System are officially one, effective Aug. 30. 
  • What independent practice leaders need to know about a possible M&A transaction

    While the healthcare merger and acquisition environment may be cooling, independently owned private practices remain an appealing target for M&A transactions — especially in specialty areas like orthopedics, pain management and neurology, among others.
  • Northwell Health, ProHEALTH Dental launch strategic oral health partnership

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health will expand oral health services in New York through a strategic partnership with ProHEALTH Dental. 
  • Washington hospital buys bank building

    Pullman (Wa.) Regional Hospital spent $2.45 million to purchase a bank building that it will use for administrative space.
  • 3 physician groups exit Proliance

    Three physician groups left Proliance Surgeons network in July, and a fourth plans to exit in October, the Seattle-based physician group confirmed to Becker's.
  • Cross-market mergers can lead to increased patient prices, report says

    While larger health systems tend to tout the supposed benefits of consolidation, cross-market mergers in particular could be leading to higher prices and potentially lower quality of care, according to an Aug. 23 KFF report.
  • Norton Healthcare to acquire Indiana hospitals, end LifePoint partnership

    Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare plans to fully acquire two Indiana hospitals, Clark Memorial Health in Jeffersonville and Memorial Health in Scottsburg, ending a joint partnership with LifePoint Health.
  • Mercy hospital properties valued at 7 times its selling price

    Despite signing a letter of intent to be acquired by the University of Iowa for $20 million, a recent review of Iowa City-based Mercy Hospital assessed its value at $137.3 million, The Gazette reported Aug. 21.
  • Boone Memorial acquires pharmacy assets

    Madison, W.Va.-based Boone Memorial Health is set to acquire Family Life Pharmacy assets and a pharmacy building.
  • Yale New Haven Health target owes more than $1.6M in taxes

    Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings, which is planning to sell three Connecticut hospitals to Yale New Haven Health, owes more than $1.6 million in taxes in the state, according to a CT Insider Aug. 21 report.
  • Bankruptcy court approves Adventist's hospital purchase

    The court overseeing Montebello, Calif.-based Beverly Community Hospital's bankruptcy case has approved an asset purchase agreement with Adventist Health White Memorial. 
  • Legacy, OHSU to merge into 10-hospital system

    Portland-based Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University have signed a nonbinding letter of intent to combine and create a 10-hospital system with more than 32,000 employees and over 100 locations. 
  • Former Kaiser Medical Group CEO has concerns about Risant

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente has agreed to acquire Geisinger Health, a 12-hospital system headquartered in Danville, Pa., in a deal that would see Geisinger be the first to join Risant Health, a nonprofit launched by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

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