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  • 8 hospital deals called off in past year

    There were several hospital mergers, acquisitions and partnerships that, at some point in their lifetime, were called off in the past year. 
  • Hospital M&A update: 7 recent deals, called-off partnerships

    Seven transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or called off since Nov. 22:
  • Medical prices increase even in states with stringent hospital merger review process, study says

    States with stronger merger review authorities tend to be tougher on hospital partnerships than states with weaker authorities, but medical prices still increase, a December Health Affairs study found.
  • Physician alignment: Tips and trends

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  • Atlantic Health System acquires majority stake in CentraState

    CentraState Healthcare System, a single-hospital system based in Freehold, N.J., finalized its agreement to join Atlantic Health System, a seven-hospital system based in Morristown, N.J.
  • 2 hospitals in China join Mayo Clinic Care Network

    Two hospitals in China — Xi'an International Medical Center Hospital and Xi'an Gaoxin Hospital — joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a worldwide group of independent care systems that can tap into the knowledge and medical expertise of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.
  • 2 US health systems plan international expansions

    Two major health systems, Pittsburgh-based UPMC and Cleveland Clinic, announced or advanced plans to expand outside the U.S. in 2021.
  • Arizona hospital backs out of potential LifePoint partnership

    Nonprofit Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center will not move ahead with an affiliation with Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health and said it will explore other options to better meet the needs of the community.
  • HCA Healthcare acquires Texas rehab hospital

    El Paso, Texas-based Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare, which is owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, acquired Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital, renaming it to the Las Palmas Del Sol Rehabilitation Hospital East, the El Paso Herald-Post reported Dec. 1.
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare adds 14th hospital

    Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare finalized its acquisition of Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky., according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  • New Jersey approves CentraState, Atlantic Health System partnership expansion

    The partnership between Freehold, N.J.-based CentraState Healthcare System and Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System was finalized Dec. 1 after the approval of a New Jersey Superior Court judge.
  • 4 healthcare deals questioned by feds in 2021

    Several potential hospital mergers have been issued a second request for information or were challenged by the Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department this year.
  • California hospital seeks OK to join Keck Medicine of USC

    Arcadia-based Methodist Hospital of Southern California is seeking approval to join Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC, the organizations said Nov. 22. 
  • Tower Health reaches deal to save 2 Pennsylvania hospitals

    West Reading, Pa.-based Tower Health has secured a new owner for two of its Pennsylvania hospitals, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  • Hospital M&A update: 10 recent deals

    Ten transactions involving hospitals and health systems have been announced, finalized or advanced since Nov. 1.
  • Adventist Health, Kern Medical partner to expand care in California

    Two providers in California's Kern County — Adventist Health Kern County and Kern Medical — said Nov. 16 they have entered a partnership aimed at strengthening the physician network and expanding patient access to care.
  • CommonSpirit eyes sale of 14 hospitals

    Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health is in discussions to negotiate an affiliation agreement to transfer ownership of 14 Midwest hospitals, according to financial documents released Nov. 16. 
  • Ballad to acquire full ownership of Virginia hospital

    Johnson City, Tenn.-based Ballad Health purchased the remaining 20 percent ownership of Marion, Va.-based Smyth County Community Hospital for $33.7 million from the Smyth County Community Foundation, WJHL reported Nov. 17.
  • Rhode Island Foundation lays out recommendations for Lifespan, Care New England merger

    A committee of 25 community members from the Rhode Island Foundation released a list of recommendations for the proposed merger of Lifespan and Care New England, both based in Providence.
  • Connecticut health system explores joining Covenant Health

    Day Kimball Healthcare, a health system based in Putnam, Conn., inked an agreement to explore joining Tewksbury, Mass.-based Covenant Health. 
  • Regulators kick off review of Lifespan-Care New England merger

    The merger application between Lifespan and Care New England — both based in Providence, R.I. — has been completed and will go under review by the state attorney general's office and the Rhode Island Department of Health on Nov. 17, the office said Nov. 16.

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