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  • New FTC guidelines could complicate UPMC acquisition

    The Federal Trade Commission's proposed merger guidelines could complicate Pittsburgh-based UPMC's merger with Washington (Pa.) Health System, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported July 28.
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  • Wellstar, Augusta U deal moves forward

    Marietta, Ga.-based Wellstar Health System has received approval from the Georgia Office of the Attorney General to take over Augusta (Ga.) University Health, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported July 28. 
  • Adventist to take over shuttered California hospital

    Shuttered Madera (Calif.) Community Hospital reached an initial agreement to have Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health take over operations.
  • CHS shed 30 hospitals since 2020 

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems recently announced it is selling three Florida hospitals to Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital, bringing the total number of hospitals it is selling in 2023 to seven.  
  • Sanford, Fairview halt merger

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services have hit the brakes on their merger after multiple delays.
  • Regulators approve OSF takeover of shuttered Illinois hospital

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare received approval from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board for a certificate of application to take over shuttered St. Margaret’s Heath-Peru (Ill.).
  • Essentia, Marshfield Clinic to form 25-hospital system in Midwest

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health and Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System have signed an integration agreement to form a 25-hospital regional health system across four states.
  • Troubled Tennessee hospital seeks to sell another asset

    Nine months ago, Maryville, Tenn.-based Blount Memorial Hospital tried and failed to sell a wellness facility in nearby Alcoa.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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