150 Hospital Transactions and Partnerships

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The following are hospital mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and affiliations that have been announced so far this year. The list is organized by month beginning with the most recent.

June

1. District One Hospital to Affiliate with Allina Health
District One Hospital Board of Faribault, Minn., introduced a proposed affiliation agreement with Allina Hospital, headquartered in Minneapolis, on Wednesday.

2. Lahey Health, St. Joseph Healthcare Expand Affiliation
Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health and St. Joseph Healthcare —a 208-bed acute-care community hospital in Nashua, NH.— have announced an agreement to expand their existing collaboration.

3. Northstar Health System Affiliates With Aspirus Health System
Northstar Health System in Iron River, Mich., has finalized its affiliation with Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus, effective July 1.

4. Mayo Clinic Care Network Acquires Parrish Medical
Parrish Medical Center in Titusville, Fla., became the 29th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

5. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to Affiliate With Ohio Valley Health Services
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus and Ohio Valley Health Services and Education — the parent company of Wheeling, W.Va.-based Ohio Valley Medical Center and Ohio Regional Hospital in Martins Ferry, Ohio — are affiliating to help improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services in the Ohio Valley region.

6. Kadlec Health System Affiliates With Providence Health & Services
Richland, Wash.-based Kadlec Health System and Providence Health and Services signed a final definitive agreement to affiliate.

7. Maryland Hospital Systems Announce Trivergent Alliance
Three Maryland hospital systems — Frederick (Md.) Regional Health System, Meritus Health in Hagerstown and Western Maryland Health System in Cumberland — have revealed the name of their regional collaboration: Trivergent Health Alliance.

8. Kern Medical Center to Merge with Bakersfield Kern Health System
Kern County officials are preparing to publicly disclose details to county supervisors and the Kern Health Systems board today concerning a proposal to keep the financially struggling Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., afloat by merging it with Bakersfield-based KHS, a public health insurance management firm.

9. Northern Westchester Hospital to Partner With North Shore-LIJ Health System
Mount Kisco, N.Y.-based Northern Westchester Hospital signed a letter of intent to enter into exclusive partnership talks with North Shore-LIJ Health System in Manhasset, N.Y, by the end of the year.

10. Tenet Acquires Texas Regional Medical Center
A subsidiary of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. acquired a majority interest in Texas Regional Medical Center in Sunnyvale.

11. Scotland County Hospital Affiliates With Blessing Health System
Memphis, Mo.-based Scotland County Hospital signed an affiliation agreement with Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Health System.

12. Duke LifePoint, Rutherford Regional Finalize Joint Venture
Rutherfordton, N.C.-based Rutherford Regional Health System and Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint finalized the transaction to jointly own and operate Rutherford Regional Health System.

13. CHI Acquires Memorial Health System of East Texas
Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Lufkin, Texas-based Memorial Health System of East Texas signed a definitive agreement transferring ownership of Memorial to CHI.

14. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Merges With Somerset Medical Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., completed their merger, forming a hospital with 965 beds across the two campuses.

May

15. ValleyCare Health System Signs Agreement to Affiliate With Stanford Hospital & Clinics
ValleyCare Health System, based in Pleasanton, Calif., signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Stanford (Calif.) Hospital & Clinics.

16. East Orange General Hospital Partners With Prospect Medical Holdings
East Orange (N.J.) General Hospital and Prospect Medical Holdings, a for-profit hospital operator based in Santa Ana, Calif., signed a definitive partnership agreement.

17. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center to Partner With Banner Health
Show Low, Ariz.-based Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center entered into a collaboration agreement with Phoenix-based Banner Health.

18. Ochsner Health to Manage St. Charles Parish Hospital
New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System and St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling, La., announced an intent to expand their strategic relationship, under which Ochsner would provide management services to the 59-bed community hospital.

19. Pioneers Memorial to Affiliate with El Centro Regional
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley, Calif., and El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center approved a memorandum of understanding to consider a possible affiliation.

20. Erlanger Health System Board Approves Affiliation Agreement With University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System approved a new affiliation agreement with the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

21. AtlantiCare Affiliates With Geisinger Health System
AtlantiCare in Atlantic City, N.J., signed a definitive agreement to become a member of Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.

22. Lahey Health to Affiliate With Winchester Hospital by July
The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission approved a final report finding Winchester (Mass.) Hospital's proposed affiliation with Lahey Health in Burlington, Mass., could reduce healthcare spending by as much as $2.7 million per year. The deal is expected to close by July 1.

23. Mendota Community Hospital to Affiliate With OSF Healthcare
Mendota (Ill.) Community Hospital signed a letter of intent to affiliate with Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System.

24. CHI to Acquire Sylvania Franciscan Health
Sylvania Franciscan Health, a seven-hospital system based in Toledo, Ohio, signed a letter of intent to join Catholic Health Initiatives.

25. Rhode Island Approves Transaction Between CharterCare, Prospect
The Rhode Island Department of Health and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin approved the joint venture between Providence, R.I.-based CharterCare Health Partners and Santa Ana, Calif.-based Prospect Medical Holdings.

26. CHS Calls Off Bert Fish Merger Deal
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems called off a planned acquisition of Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

27. Massachusetts Approves Partners' Acquisition of Hallmark, South Shore, With Conditions
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley gave the green light to Boston-based Partners HealthCare's bid to acquire Hallmark Health System in Melrose, Mass., and South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass., but the state also hammered out an agreement that will alter Partners' negotiating power for the next decade.

28. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Merges With Cadence Health
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago and Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill., approved a definitive merger agreement.

29. Saratoga Hospital to Merge With Glens Falls Hospital
Executives at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital entered discussions about a possible merger.

30. CHE Trinity to Sell 2 Hospitals to Munson Healthcare
CHE Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich., signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell two hospitals to Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare.

31. North Shore-LIJ to Add Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., and Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., ratified a letter of intent that would bring Phelps into the North Shore-LIJ network.

32. South Nassau to Acquire Long Beach Medical Center
A bankruptcy court green-lighted Oceanside, N.Y.-based South Nassau Communities Hospital's move to acquire nearly all assets of Long Beach (N.Y.) Medical Center.

33. Ochsner to Affiliate With St. Tammany Parish Hospital
Ochsner Health System, one of Louisiana's largest health systems, based in New Orleans, and St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La., signed a letter of intent to affiliate.

34. Centura Health to Manage Middle Park Medical Center
Centura Health in Englewood, Colo., and Middle Park Medical Center in Kremmling, Colo., signed a management agreement.

35. Hackensack, LHP Complete $115M Sale-Leaseback of Mountainside Hospital
Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center and LHP Hospital Group in Plano, Texas, sold the land and buildings of their joint venture hospital in Montclair, N.J., in a sale-leaseback transaction.

36. Lawrence General Expands Affiliation With Beth Israel Deaconess
Lawrence (Mass.) General Hospital, a 189-bed independent community hospital, expanded its clinical affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

37. Ascension Health Affiliates With CHE Trinity Health
CHE Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Mich., and St. Louis-based Ascension Health collaborated with physician leaders in Michigan to create a statewide clinically integrated network of healthcare providers.

38. Eastern Connecticut Health to Merge With Tenet
Eastern Connecticut Health Network, a two-hospital system based in Manchester, previously considered mergers with three other nonprofit health systems before officials ultimately went with the for-profit Tenet Healthcare Corp.

39. J.C. Blair to Partner With PinnacleHealth
J.C. Blair Health System, based in Huntingdon, Pa., and Harrisburg, Pa.-based PinnacleHealth System officially approved a strategic affiliation and support agreement.

40. Port Huron Becomes 12th McLaren Hospital
Port Huron (Mich.) Hospital and McLaren Health Care in Flint, Mich., signed a definitive acquisition agreement, making Port Huron Hospital the 12th hospital within the McLaren system.

41. Alameda Hospital Joins Alameda Health System
Alameda (Calif.) Hospital officially became a part of Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System.

April

42. University of Utah Health to Partner With Grand Junction, Colorado Community Hospital
University of Utah Health Care, based in Salt Lake City, and Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., reached a partnership agreement.

43. University of Wisconsin Health to Merge With SwedishAmerican
The University of Wisconsin Health in Madison and SwedishAmerican Health System in Rockford, Ill., approved a letter of intent to merge.

44. Mount St. Mary's Hospital to Join Catholic Health
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, a 175-bed hospital in Lewiston, N.Y., agreed to become a full member of Catholic Health.

45. CHS to Acquire Natchez Regional Medical Center
Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., signed a letter of intent to buy Natchez (Miss.) Regional Medical Center.

46. HCA to Acquire Australian Hospital Operator
Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America is one of three potential buyers of Healthscope, Australia's second-largest private hospital operator with 33 hospitals.

47. Sanford Health Agrees to Manage Liberty Medical Center
Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, S.D., and Liberty Medical Center in Chester, Mont., ratified a management agreement.

48. Berkshire Health Systems to Acquire Northern Berkshire Healthcare's Assets
Officials with Berkshire Health Systems in Pittsfield, Mass., entered negotiations to possibly acquire the assets of the bankrupt and shuttered Northern Berkshire Healthcare, based in North Adams, Mass.

49. Parkview Health to Partner With Wabash County Hospital
Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Wabash (Ind.) County Hospital agreed to partner.

50. Guthrie Health Affiliates With Memorial Hospital
Guthrie Health, a three-hospital system based in Sayre, Pa., and 183-bed Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa., signed an affiliation agreement.

51. Tufts Medical Center to Affiliate With Lowell General
Tufts Medical Center in Boston and Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital are working together to create a new regional health system.

52. Christus Acquires 50% Stake in Chilean Hospital
Christus Health, based in Irving, Texas, acquired a 50 percent ownership interest in Clínica San Carlos de Apoquindo UC, a full-service hospital based in Santiago, Chile.

53. LCMC Health Becomes Operator of New Orleans East Hospital
New Orleans-based LCMC Health signed a "cooperative endeavor agreement" with the Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A, meaning LCMC Health will officially operate New Orleans East Hospital.

54. UPMC Sells Irish Hospital
Pittsburgh-based UPMC agreed to sell its hospital in Dublin, Ireland, to billionaire Denis O'Brien.

55. VCU Health System to Absorb Community Memorial Healthcenter
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond and Community Memorial Healthcenter in South Hill, Va., signed a preliminary merger deal.

56. Mercy to Manage Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Mercy, a multistate health system based in Chesterfield, Mo., initiated discussions to manage 249-bed Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa.

57. Stormont-Vail HealthCare Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Stormont-Vail HealthCare, based in Topeka, Kan., joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

58. Grays Harbor Community Hospital Seeks to Become Public Facility
Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Wash., collected more than 3,000 signatures in the hope of becoming a public-owned hospital.

59. Brooklyn Health Partner Acquires Long Island College Hospital Bid
Brooklyn Health Partners Development Group won the bid to operate the State University of New York's Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.

60. HCA to Divest 2 London Hospitals
The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority officially ordered Hospital Corporation of America to sell two of its hospitals — London Bridge Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital, both located in the heart of London — following of the release of a report based on a two-year investigation.

61. Passavant Area Hospital Joins Memorial Health System
Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Ill., officially became Springfield, Ill.-based Memorial Health System's fourth hospital.

62. Catholic Health Initiatives Acquires Mercy Hot Springs
Mercy Hospital Hot Springs (Ark.) is officially part of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, as CHI and Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy signed a definitive acquisition agreement.

63. California Company to Purchase Fairmont General Hospital
Fairmont (W.Va.) General Hospital's board of directors chose Alecto Healthcare Services, a private firm based in Los Angeles, as its initial buyer.

March

64. Community Medical Center to Partner With Billings Clinic, RegionalCare Hospital Partners
Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont., decided to partner with Billings Clinic RegionalCare LLC, a joint venture between Billings (Mont.) Clinic and RegionalCare Hospital Partners, based in Brentwood, Tenn.

65. Salem Health to Partner With OHSU
Salem (Ore.) Health chose to affiliate with Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

66. UW Medicine to Partner With Capital Medical Center
Seattle-based UW Medicine and Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., entered into a strategic partnership agreement.

67. Rochester General Merges With Unity Health
The New York Department of Health's Public Health and Health Planning Council granted preliminary approval to a merger agreement between Rochester (N.Y.) General Health System and Unity Health System, also based in Rochester.

68.  Carthage Area Hospital to Affiliate With Samaritan Medical Center
Carthage (N.Y.) Area Hospital and Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, N.Y., announced plans to pursue an affiliation.

69. Alliant Management Services to Manage Dr. John Warner Hospital
Alliant Management Services, a Louisville, Ky.-based hospital management company, is seeking to take over management of Dr. John Warner Hospital in Clinton, Ill.

70. El Centro Regional Medical Center, Scripps Agreement Could Include Pioneers Memorial
A potential transaction between El Centro (Calif.) Regional Medical Center and San Diego-based Scripps Health might also include Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley, Calif.

71. Beaumont, Oakwood Merges With Botsford Systems
Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Mich., Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Mich., and Botsford Health Care in Farmington Hills, Mich., signed a letter of intent to combine their assets, liabilities and operations under one nonprofit system.

72. St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center to Partner With Lewis County General
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y., and Lewis County General Hospital in Lowville, N.Y., agreed to enter exclusive negotiations for a potential affiliation.

73. Steward Health Care System to Merge Two Hospital Campuses
Steward Health Care System, based in Boston, announced plans to merge two of its hospitals.

74. CHS Agrees to $475M Munroe Regional Lease Deal
Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., signed a definitive agreement to enter into a long-term lease of Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla.

75. Jefferson Health System Splits Corporate Structure
Jefferson Health System, based in Radnor, Pa., decided to restructure, which will result in its three main entities — Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, its flagship based in Philadelphia, Main Line Health, a four-hospital system based in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia — splitting and managing their own finances.

76. Saint Anthony's Health System to Affiliate With OSF Healthcare
Saint Anthony's Health System in Alton, Ill., signed a letter of intent to become an affiliate of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System.

77. Duke LifePoint to Acquire Conemaugh Health System
Brentwood, Tenn.-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture with Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown, Pa., giving the system its first presence in Pennsylvania.

78. Hospital Sisters to Take Full Ownership of Community Memorial
Hospital Sisters Health System, based in Springfield, Ill., and Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, Wis., signed a letter of intent to expand their partnership.

79. Passavant to Partner With Memorial Health
The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board unanimously approved a proposed affiliation between Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Ill., and Memorial Health System, based in Springfield, Ill.

80. University of Texas Medical Branch to Partner With Angleton Danbury
Angleton (Texas) Danbury Medical Center and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston signed a letter of intent to explore a possible long-term, formal relationship.

81. Rural Hospital Firm to Manage Cooper County Memorial Hospital
Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, Mo., signed a management agreement with Kansas City, Mo.-based Rural Community Hospitals of America.

82. Faxton St. Luke's, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Form Mohawk Valley Health System
Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, both based in Utica, N.Y., officially announced their affiliation and the formation of Mohawk Valley Health System.

83. Yampa Valley Medical Center Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Spring, Colo., joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

84. Tenet Partners With Yale New Haven
For-profit hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp. created a strategic alliance with Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System in a bid to gain scale in the greater Northeast.

85. Appalachian Regional Healthcare Reapplies to Buy Williamson Memorial
Lexington, Ky.-based Appalachian Regional Healthcare resubmitted a certificate of need application to acquire Williamson (W.Va.) Memorial Hospital.

86. Charlton Healthcare Buys, Reopens Lower Oconee Community Hospital
Less than one month after shutting its doors, Lower Oconee Community Hospital in Glenwood, Ga., reopened after CHC purchased it.

87. Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Partners With Novant Health
Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., announced a shared services agreement with Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, N.C.

88. HCA Acquires Grandview Medical Center
Brentwood, Tenn.-based TriStar Health — a division of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America — completed its acquisition of Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Tenn.

89. ThedaCare Affiliates With Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital
Wild Rose (Wis.) Community Memorial Hospital and Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare signed a letter of intent to affiliate.

90. McLaren Health to Acquire Mid-Michigan Physicians
McLaren Medical Group, a subsidiary of Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care, signed a letter of intent to purchase Mid-Michigan Physicians, a 70-physicain multispecialty group in Lansing Township. The deal could be finalized by July.

91. Via Christi Health Acquires Mercy Regional
Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kan., is now a full member hospital of Wichita, Kan.-based Via Christi Health.

92. Albemarle Health Partners With Sentara Healthcare
The Pasquotank County board and the board of Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, N.C., approved a long-term lease agreement between Albemarle and Norfolk, Va.-based Sentara Healthcare.

93. Duke LifePoint Affiliates With Wilson Medical Center
LifePoint Healthcare in Brentwood, Tenn., and Wilson (N.C.) Medical Center finalized their joint venture.

94. Princeton Community Hospital to Affiliate with Charleston Area Medical Center
Princeton (W.Va.) Community Hospital board members approved a clinical affiliation agreement with Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center.

February

95. Providence Acquires Saint John's Health Center
Providence Health & Services based in Renton, Wash., now owns and operates Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif.

96. South County Hospital to Affiliate With Southcoast Health System
South County Hospital in Wakefield, R.I., plans to enter into exclusive affiliation talks with New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health System.

97. Advocate Health Care Affiliates With Silver Cross Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital, a 289-bed facility located in New Lenox, Ill., signed a clinical affiliation agreement with Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care.

98. UVA Medical Center to Acquire Majority Stake in Culpeper Regional
The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville and Culpeper (Va.) Regional Health System agreed to terms that would make UVA the majority owner of Culpeper Regional Hospital.

99. Catholic Health Partners Subsidiary to Merge with River Valley Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners, a three-hospital system based in Youngstown, Ohio, and River Valley Health Partners in East Liverpool, Ohio, signed a letter of intent to merge.

100. University of Maryland to Manage Union Hospital
Officials at University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore and Union Hospital in Elkton, Md., ratified a management services agreement.

101. Ochsner Health System to Manage Hancock Medical Center
The board of trustees for Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss., agreed to a two-year management agreement with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.

102. Westchester Medical Center Purchases Saint Francis Hospital
A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y.

103. Rappahannock General Hospital to Join Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Bon Secours Virginia Health System in Richmond and Hampton Roads, Va., will acquire Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, Va.

104. CHI to Affiliate With St. Alexius Medical Center
Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D., signed a nonbinding letter of intent to form an affiliation.

105. UPenn Health System to Partner With Lancaster General
Lancaster (Pa.) General Health and University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia created a "strategic alliance" to improve healthcare at both health systems.

106. Glens Falls Hospital Joins Adirondack Health Institute
Glens Falls (N.Y.) Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding to become a member of Queensbury, N.Y.-based Adirondack Health Institute.

107. WellStar Health System Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
WellStar Health System, based in Marietta, Ga., is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

108. Prime Healthcare to Acquire Garden City Hospital
Prime Healthcare Services, based in Ontario, Calif., agreed to acquire Garden City (Mich.) Hospital.

109. Montefiore to Affiliate With White Plains Hospital
Montefiore Health System in Bronx, N.Y., and White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital signed a letter of intent to affiliate.

110. Baptist Health South Florida to Affiliate With Bethesda Health
Two nonprofit Florida health systems — Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables and Bethesda Health in Boynton Beach — agreed to explore the opportunities of affiliating.

111. Casa Grande Regional Sold to Banner Health Following Bankruptcy
Casa Grande (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday, a maneuver, executives said was needed to complete its sale to Phoenix-based Banner Health.

112. Partners HealthCare Affiliates With Hallmark Health
Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Melrose, Mass.-based Hallmark Health System signed a definitive affiliation agreement.

113. Cumberland Medical Center Merges With Covenant Health
Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., completed its merger with Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tenn., becoming the ninth hospital in the nonprofit health system.

114. WellSpan to Affiliate With Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan Health System in Lebanon, Pa., signed a memorandum of understanding to affiliate with WellSpan Health, based in York, Pa.

115. CHS Acquires Sharon Regional Health System
Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn., signed a definitive agreement, acquiring all assets of Sharon (Pa.) Regional Health System.

116. UNC Health Care Affiliates With Johnston Health
Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health Care and Johnston Health in Smithfield, N.C., signed a definitive joint venture deal.

117. Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Officially Joins Mission Health
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, N.C., completed the process of becoming a member of Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Health, the state's sixth-largest health system.

118. Houston Methodist Acquires 2 Christus Hospitals
Two hospitals within Irving, Texas-based Christus Health officially joined the Houston Methodist system.

119. PeaceHealth to Partner With Ocean Beach Hospital
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., and Ilwaco, Wash.-based Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinics are considering expanding their partnership.

120. California County to Buy 2 Daughters of Charity Hospitals
Santa Clara (Calif.) County is reportedly interested in acquiring two hospitals from Daughters of Charity Health System.

121. Broadwater Health Center to Partner With Billings Clinic
Broadwater Health Center, a troubled critical access hospital in Townsend, Mont., is in the initial stages of discussing a possible partnership with Billings (Mont.) Clinic.

January

122. LSU Bogalusa Medical Center to Merge With Our Lady Health System
Bogalusa (La.) Medical Center, part of Baton Rouge-based Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division, announced it will become Our Lady of the Angels Hospital under a partnership agreement with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, also based in Baton Rouge.

123. Atlantic Health System to Acquire Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
Atlantic Health System, based in Morristown, N.J., agreed to acquire Hackettstown (N.J.) Regional Medical Center from Gaithersburg, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare.

124. Centra Health Acquires Bedford Memorial Hospital
Carilion Clinic, based in Roanoke, Va., decided to transfer full ownership of Bedford (Va.) Memorial Hospital and its Oakwood Health and Rehabilitation Center to Lynchburg, Va.-based Centra Health.

125. Highmark's Saint Vincent to Affiliate With Titusville Area Hospital
Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa., and Titusville (Pa.) Area Hospital signed a "collaborative agreement" and will evaluate partnership options during the next three months.

126. Novant Health Partners With Morehead Memorial
Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., struck an agreement with Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C., to work together within Novant Health Shared Services.

127. Tenet Healthcare Acquires Emmanuel Medical Center
The office of Kamala Harris, California's attorney general, gave the green light to the nonprofit hospital sale of Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif., to Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp.

128. Providence Health Acquires St. John's Health Center
The office of Kamala Harris, California's attorney general, gave the green light to the nonprofit hospital acquisition of Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica by Providence Health & Services, Southern California.

129. Mackinac Straits Health System to Affiliate With MidMichigan Health
Affiliation discussions began between MidMichigan Health, a four-hospital system based in Midland, Mich., and Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, Mich.

130. Western Connecticut Health Network to Affiliate With Norwalk
Western Connecticut Health Network, based in Danbury, and Norwalk (Conn.) Health Services Corp. are moving ahead with an affiliation after receiving state approval.

131. UCSF Partners With Children's Hospital Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco and Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland (Calif.) completed their affiliation.

132. Allegheny Health to Affiliate With Johns Hopkins Cancer Center
Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine signed a memorandum of understanding to create a formal affiliation between Allegheny and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

133. Orlando Health to Partner University of Florida on Cancer Care
Orlando (Fla.) Health and University of Florida Health in Gainesville partnered to create a comprehensive cancer care program.

134. North Shore-LIJ Partners With Boca Raton Regional
North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., and Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital — two providers situated more than 1,000 miles apart — signed a three-year affiliation agreement.

135. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Affiliates with Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H., and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vt., signed an affiliation agreement, building off an existing management services agreement.

136. Memorial Health System Partners With SIU Healthcare
Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University HealthCare, both based in Springfield, Ill., formed a new partnership focused on improving healthcare access, quality, safety and outcomes.

137. ThedaCare to Affiliate With Community Health Network
Appleton, Wis.-based ThedaCare and Berlin, Wis.-based Community Health Network signed a letter of intent to affiliate.

138. University Hospitals of Cleveland Acquires Robinson Memorial
Cleveland-based University Hospitals signed a letter of intent to acquire Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio — the third such deal for UH in the past six months.

139. Penn State Hershey to Partner With PinnacleHealth
Executives at Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center and PinnacleHealth in Harrisburg, Pa., selected Cain Brothers to advise their pending affiliation.

140. New York-Presbyterian to Absorb Lawrence Hospital Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City filed a certificate of need with the state to completely absorb Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, N.Y.

141. Kimball Medical Center to Merge with Monmouth Medical Center
Barnabas Health, based in West Orange, N.J., announced plans to merge Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood, N.J., with Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J.

142. Carson Tahoe Health Partners with University of Utah Health Care
Carson Tahoe Health, based in Carson City, Nev., formed a partnership with Salt Lake City-based University of Utah Health Care.

143. HMA Shareholders Agree to Merge With CHS
Shareholders of Health Management Associates approved the deal in which Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems will acquire the Naples, Fla.-based hospital chain. The FTC also approved CHS to acquire competitor Health Management Associates but mandated CHS divest two hospitals in local markets in Alabama and South Carolina to receive full antitrust approval.

144. Catholic Health Initiatives to Partner With St. Luke's, Baylor
Two major Houston-based providers within Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives their affiliations with the Baylor College of Medicine as part of a campus redesign.

145. Ridgeview Medical Center Acquire Sibley Medical Center
Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minn., assumed the operations of Sibley Medical Center from Arlington, Minn.

146. Baylor Scott & White Affiliates With For-Profit Paris Regional Hospital
Paris (Texas) Regional Medical Center signed an affiliation agreement with Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health.

147. Southern Maine Medical Center Merges With Goodall Hospital
Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford and Goodall Hospital in Sanford, Maine, completed their merger and became Biddeford-based Southern Maine Health Care.

148. ProMedica Affiliates With Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio, became an affiliate with Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica.

149. Chilton Hospital Merges With Atlantic Health System
Chilton Hospital in Pompton Plains, N.J., completed its merger with Atlantic Health System, based in Morristown, N.J.

150. UnityPoint Affiliates With Meriter
Regulatory officials approved the affiliation between West Des Moines, Iowa-based UnityPoint Health and Madison, Wis.-based Meriter Health Services.

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