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  • Illinois bill to beef up hospital M&A oversight

    Illinois is gearing up to increase its oversight of proposed healthcare facility mergers and acquisitions. 
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  • Missouri health system 'shores up defenses' as BJC, Saint Luke's near merger

    As a $10 billion merger nears completion in Missouri, one of the state's rural health systems is donning its armor, according to a Dec. 4 interview on 93.9 The Eagle. 
  • Vandalia Health acquires 3-hospital system

    Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health, a three-hospital system, has officially joined Vandalia Health, local news outlet WBOY reported Dec. 4.
  • For-profit M&A: 21 hospitals involved in HCA, CHS and Tenet deals

    Three of the largest for-profit health systems entered into multiple transactions this year as part of strategic plans to bolster their hospital portfolios, offload certain facilities or explore ways to expand their reach.
  • Sentara now sole owner of 17 urgent care centers

    Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Health is the new sole owner of Velocity Urgent Care, marking the end of the health system's joint venture relationship for the 17-site company. 
  • A busy week of mergers and acquisitions

    The last week of November was a busy one for hospital and health system mergers and acquisitions. 
  • HCA buys 11 EDs, expands Texas footprint

    HCA Houston Healthcare, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare, has completed the purchase of 11 Houston-area freestanding emergency departments from SignatureCare Emergency Center.
  • CHS has sold 11 hospitals so far in 2023

    In 2017, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems extended its divestiture plan to help control its losses and debt. After just divesting from one hospital in 2022, the health system had a busy 2023.
  • HCA buys 3 hospitals in Texas

    HCA Healthcare's Medical City Healthcare in Dallas has completed its acquisition of three-hospital Wise Health System in Texas. 
  • Lifepoint, Ascension Saint Thomas form joint venture

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Lifepoint Health and Ascension Saint Thomas are entering a joint venture, in which the two organizations will jointly own Highpoint Health, a four-hospital system owned by Lifepoint.
  • UCHealth scoops up 2-hospital system

    Aurora, Colo.-based UCHealth has added a smaller health system to its network. 
  • CHS sells 3 Florida hospitals

    Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems agreed to sell three Florida hospitals to Tampa General Hospital for $294 million.
  • Health system antitrust cases pick up steam

    Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission requested an additional $160 million for its 2024 budget to support healthcare merger challenges, rulemaking and investigations. Of that $160 million, $70 million is earmarked for hiring more than 300 employees as the agency ramps up antitrust enforcement against health system mergers and acquisitions. 
  • HCA to buy bankrupt Texas hospital

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is buying bankrupt Trinity Regional Hospital Sachse (Texas) for $41 million in a deal that is expected to close by the end of January, Bloomberg Law reported Nov. 29. 
  • BJC, Saint Luke's move forward with 28-hospital merger

    St. Louis-based BJC Healthcare and Kansas City, Mo.-based Saint Luke's Health System — which signed a letter of intent to combine in May — have satisfied all regulatory reviews and reached a definitive agreement to merge. 
  • UNM Hospitals to acquire Sandoval Regional Jan. 1

    Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Jan. 1 will join UNM Hospitals and change its name to University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center-A Campus of UNM Hospital. 
  • BayCare acquiring 49-physician medical group

    Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System is acquiring Gessler Clinic, a physician-owned medical group, effective Dec. 2. 
  • Fairview signals doubt with partner U of Minnesota

    Fairview Health Services does not want to extend its affiliation as it stands with the University of Minnesota past 2026, the Star Tribune reported Nov. 20.
  • U of Nebraska, Columbus Community Hospital sign affiliation agreement

    Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center signed a master affiliation agreement with Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital.
  • Oregon system in 'financial crisis' completes sale of labs

    Portland, Ore.-based Legacy Health has completed the sale of its outreach laboratory operations to Labcorp in a restructuring move aimed at improving the system's financial health. 

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