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  • CHS to sell 3 hospitals to Tampa General

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems subsidiaries have signed a definitive agreement to sell three Florida hospitals to Tampa General Hospital.
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  • Cross-market health system mergers to pick up steam

    Some of the largest healthcare mergers and acquisitions over the last year were cross-market transactions, a trend that is expected to pick up steam despite the Federal Trade Commission taking a firmer stance on deals that could potentially violate federal antitrust laws.
  • Doylestown Health selling retirement community division for $80.6M

    Doylestown (Pa.) Health is selling its Pine Run Retirement Community and related assets to Presbyterian Senior Living in an $80.6 million deal, The Philadelphia Business Journal reported July 19. 
  • Quorum Health transfers Georgia hospital ownership

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health has transferred the ownership of Blue Ridge, Ga.-based Fannin Regional Hospital to Java Medical Group. 
  • FTC seeks comment on proposed merger guidelines

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice on July 19 released a draft update of the merger guidelines, which outline the agencies' review of mergers and acquisitions to determine compliance with antitrust laws. 
  • Hospitals want more time to review proposed premerger notification rule

    The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals joined 20 other organizations to urge the Federal Trade Commission to extend by 60 days the public comment period for its proposed changes to the  premerger notification form and rules.
  • Florida city seeks to demolish old Baptist Health hospital

    The city of Pensacola, Fla., hopes to acquire and demolish the old Baptist Hospital once its operations are transferred to a new facility, Pensacola News Journal reported July 17.
  • FTC scraps 2 healthcare antitrust policy statements

    The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn two antitrust policy statements related to enforcement in healthcare markets: 
  • ProMedica committed to working with Coldwater hospital buyer, but there's no plan B

    While Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica says it is fully on board with a proposal for Los Angeles-based American Healthcare Systems to buy its Coldwater (Mich.) Regional Hospital, there is little to fall back on if the planned deal fails to get over regulatory hurdles, according to a July 14 The Daily Reporter article.
  • Delayed UCHealth, Parkview merger still expected to close in 2023

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth and Pueblo, Colo.-based Parkview Health System said July 12 they were delaying their tie-up because of unresolved "regulatory matters."
  • 9 recent hospital and health system M&A updates

    From the delay of UCHealth and Parkview's proposed combination, to Aspirus Health and St. Luke's signing a letter of intent to affiliate, here are nine  hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions updates Becker's reported since July 5:
  • Health system M&A bounces back to pre-pandemic levels: Report

    Hospital and health systems transactions returned to pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter of 2023, according to a July 13 report from Kaufman Hall.
  • UCSF in talks to acquire 2 Dignity Health hospitals

    UCSF Health is in talks with Dignity Health to acquire the system's clinical presence in San Francisco, including St. Mary's Medical Center, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and associated outpatient and urgent care clinics. 
  • Physicians in private practice drops to 46.7%

    The number of physicians in private practice dropped 13 percentage points over the last decade while the number of physicians working in practices with at least some hospital or health system ownership jumped 8 percentage points, according to a new report from the American Medical Association.
  • Vermont system joins Dartmouth Health

    Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington has joined Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health, now a six-hospital system. 
  • California attorney general approves Beverly Hospital sale to American Healthcare Systems

    Los Angeles-based American Healthcare Systems, which has been busy buying up hospitals this year, took a big step forward with its proposed acquisition of Montebello, Calif.-based Beverly Community Hospital after the California attorney general conditionally approved the transaction July 7.
  • 2 health systems selling off labs

    Two financially challenged health systems have recently said they want to sell some of their laboratory assets to Burlington, N.C.-based Labcorp in a bid to help ease such issues.
  • Aspirus Health and St. Luke's Duluth to combine to form 19-hospital system

    Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus Health and Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's have signed a letter of intent to affiliate and jointly serve patients in their home states and Michigan, according to a July 12 release.
  • Alaska hospital set to buy bone and joint center for $8M

    Municipal officials in Juneau, Alaska, approved the appropriation of $8.1 million for Bartlett Regional Hospital to purchase the property and buildings that currently house Juneau Bone and Joint Center, Juneau Empire reported July 11.
  • Christus Health takes out $240M in loans to help finance acquisitions

    Irving, Texas-based Christus Health said it has taken out a total of $240 million in loans to help it fund acquisitions, according to a July 10 filing.

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