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15 healthcare mergers and acquisitions making headlines in April

Here are 15 major hospital and healthcare merger and acquisition-related transactions from April:

  1. Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health is selling Waukegan, Ill.-based Vista Medical Center East to American Healthcare Systems, the Lake County News-Sun reported April 28. The hospital will change hands by May 31. American Healthcare Systems is based in Los Angeles.

  2. West Virginia will soon likely see a combined four-hospital system as Huntington-based Mountain Health Network, Marshall Health and Marshall University seek to combine. The combination should be completed by the end of this year.

  3. Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health continues to push for the acquisition of three hospitals owned by private equity-backed Prospect Medical Holdings. The system made its case to the state's certificate of need committee as to why it is better placed to acquire the three sites.

  4. Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente agreed to acquire Geisinger Health in a deal that will make the Danville, Pa.-based health system the first to join Risant Health, a new nonprofit organization created by the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. The newly formed entity, which still has to be approved by regulators, would eventually look to acquire four to six other systems.

  5. Mobile, Ala.-based University of South Alabama confirmed April 19 it is buying Ascension Providence Hospital in the city in an $85 million transaction that includes the hospital's clinics.

  6. The Oregon Health Authority on April 13 approved Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health's acquisition of the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Ore., according to the Columbia Community Connection.

  7. Lumberton, N.C.-based UNC Health Southeastern is transitioning two of its business areas, seeking to sell a long-term care facility and transferring its current outpatient hospice program.

  8. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health is partnering with two Idaho hospitals as a minority investor. The 33-hospital system is investing in Idaho Falls Community Hospital and 43-bed Mountain View Hospital, also based in Idaho Falls.

  9. Two Wisconsin health systems — Froedtert Health and ThedaCare — signed a letter of intent to merge into a single system. Milwaukee-based Froedtert and Neenah-based ThedaCare announced the plan to combine April 11 with the goal to close the deal by the end of the year.

  10. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has struck agreements to sell four hospitals across three states in 2023.

  11. Mechanicsburg, Pa.-based Select Medical has acquired Vibra Hospital of Richmond, a 63-bed acute care facility in Richmond, Va. Terms were not disclosed. The hospital, which will take up the name Select Specialty Hospital-Richmond, will continue to provide post-ICU medical care for chronic and critically ill patients requiring long-term care, according to an April 5 release.

  12. Carle Health has added three Peoria, Ill.-based UnityPoint Health-Central Illinois hospitals into its system. The closing, which took place April 1, integrates Methodist, Proctor and Pekin hospitals under Carle, along with 76 clinics and Methodist College, according to an April 3 news release from Carle Health. Urbana, Ill.-based Carle Health now has eight hospitals in its system following the deal's closing.

  13. Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health acquired Lansing, Mich.-based Sparrow Health System to become a $7 billion health system with more than 200 sites of care.

  14. Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems completed a $92 million sale of Oak Hill, W.Va.-based Plateau Medical Center to Charleston, W.Va.-based Vandalia Health. The healthcare giant closed on the transaction April 1.

  15. South Arkansas Regional Hospital signed a definitive agreement to acquire El Dorado-based Medical Center of South Arkansas from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems. The deal is expected to close in the summer.

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