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17 recent hospital transactions and partnerships

The following healthcare mergers, acquisitions and general partnerships took place or were announced in the past week.

1. CHS to sell Alabama hospital as part of debt reduction effort
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems inked a deal to sell off another hospital as part of its debt reduction plan. 

2. Sentara Halifax Regional taps EmCare for ED services
South Boston, Va.-based Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital contracted with Dallas-based EmCare, a physician management company, to manage its emergency care services.

3. Wisconsin bill aims to disband UW partnership with Planned Parenthood: 5 things to know
Legislators introduced a bill March 3 barring physicians employed at Madison-based University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health from partaking or assisting in abortion procedures at private health organizations in Madison such as Planned Parenthood.

4. Advanced ICU Care to partner with Premier Health hospital: 4 things to know
St. Louis-based Advanced ICU Care will provide tele-ICU services at Troy, Ohio-based Upper Valley Medical Center. 

5. Post Acute Partners to buy 126-bed NY nursing home
New York City-based Post Acute Partners will purchase Lockport, N.Y.-based Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation and Health Care Center later this year.

6. 3 Michigan healthcare organizations partner on home care company
Three Michigan healthcare companies will launch a home healthcare provider in Grand Rapids, Mich., April 1 to meet the area's growing demand for at-home services.

7. Envision Healthcare to acquire Imaging Advantage
Greenwood Village, Colo.-based Envision Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Phoenix-based Imaging Advantage, a comprehensive radiology services provider.

8. OU Medicine, SSM Health, UHAT sever plans for formal affiliation: 4 things to know
The University Hospitals Authority and Trust, OU Medicine, SSM Health's St. Anthony Hospitals and the St. Anthony Physicians Group — all in Oklahoma City — severed ties to complete a formal affiliation.

9. McLaren reportedly considers partial acquisition of Detroit Medical Center
Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Health Care expressed interest in purchasing select assets belonging to the Detroit Medical Center.

10. NorthShore University HealthSystem, Advocate Health Care scrap merger agreement
Downers Grove, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care and Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem abandoned their plan to merge after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction March 7 to temporarily halt the merger.

11. Fairview Health Services, HealthEast to merge to create largest hospital network in Minnesota
Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services revealed plans to merge with St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast. The combined entity will serve as one of the most comprehensive and accessible health systems in the state.

12. Nationwide Healthcare to purchase Delaware hospital
Brick, N.J.-based Nationwide Healthcare Services revealed plans to purchase Milford (Del.) Memorial Hospital's 22-acre campus and redevelop it into a multiuse healthcare-focused community once the hospital relocates to its new campus in early 2019.

13.County officials aim to purchase, repurpose former Florida hospital campus
Holmes County commissioners unanimously agreed to apply for grants to acquire the former Bonifay, Fla.-based Doctors Memorial Hospital campus and repurpose the facility into a county government annex.

14. Montefiore, CityMD partner to expand access to care across New York
Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Health System and New York City-based urgent care provider CityMD teamed up to expand access to primary, specialty and urgent care services for patients in New York.

15. Americore Health purchases 104-year-old Pennsylvania hospital
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Americore Health signed two definitive agreements to manage and acquire Ellwood City (Pa.) Hospital.

16. Rush University Medical Center, Rush-Copley Medical Center integrate as Rush
Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Ill., completed their integration and renamed the merged entity Rush.

17.  NY state hospitals come together to improve care access: 4 things to know
Rome (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital affiliated with St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, N.Y.

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