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24 hospital transactions and partnerships in April

The following hospital mergers, acquisitions and general transactions took place or were announced in April.

1. Mass General to acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital will acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H.

2. Methodist Health System buying bankrupt Texas hospital: 5 things to know
Methodist Health System in Dallas reached a deal to buy the bankrupt Forest Park Medical Center in Southlake, Texas, for $17.6 million.

3. Kaiser inks lease agreement with Hawaii Health Systems Corp.
Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is one step closer to taking over three hospitals from Hawaii Health Systems Corp., a state-funded hospital network based in Honolulu.

4. Texas Health Resources makes $112M bid for bankrupt hospital
Dallas-based Forest Park Medical Center secured a $112 million purchase offer for its campus in Forth Worth from Arlington-based Texas Health Resources.

5. Schuylkill Health System, Lehigh Valley Health Network ink merger agreement: 6 things to know
Pottsville, Pa.-based Schuylkill Health System and Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network signed a definitive agreement to merge.

6. Details emerge on proposed Athens Regional, Piedmont partnership: 4 quick facts
New details were released about a proposed affiliation between Athens (Ga.) Regional Health system and Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare.

7. Adventist Health to acquire rural health clinics from closing Colusa hospital
Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health agreed to acquire three rural clinics from now-shuttered Colusa (Calif.) Regional Medical Center.

8. Kaleida Health to affiliate with Eastern Niagara Health System
Eastern Niagara Health System in Lockport, N.Y., and Buffalo, N.Y.-based Kaleida Health inked an affiliation agreement, which will allow the systems to work together on physician recruitment, clinical education, supply chain and IT enhancement.

9. Prime gets final approval to take over bankrupt NJ hospital
After three years, Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services was given final approval to acquire Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

10. Northwestern deal-making spree continues with Centegra partnership talks
Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Centegra Health System signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation.

11. Health insurer UCare to merge with Fairview Health Services
Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services and health insurer UCare signed a letter of intent to combine their operations.

12. Physicians Realty Trust discloses $725M deal with CHI: 6 things to know
Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed healthcare properties REIT, is looking to boost its portfolio with the addition of 52 medical office facilities owned by Englewood, Colo.-based based Catholic Health Initiatives.

13. Henry Ford expands Michigan footprint with addition of Allegiance Health
Allegiance Health in Jackson, Mich., joined Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and introduced its new name — Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

14. UVM continues to consolidate, buys another physician practice
Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network acquired Green Mountain Orthopedic Surgery in Berlin, Vt.

15. Glenwood Regional Medical Center partners with Ochsner Health System
Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La., and New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System formed a long-term partnership.

16. North Valley Hospital, Kalispell Regional Healthcare affiliate
North Valley Hospital in Whitefish, Mont., will become an affiliate under the Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare system.

17. CHS acquires majority stake in Arkansas hospital
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems acquired an 80 percent ownership interest in Physicians' Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark.

18. Alpena Regional joins MidMichigan Health
Alpena (Mich.) Regional Medical Center joined Midland-based MidMichigan Health as the fifth hospital in the system.

19. Adventist Health expands Florida footprint
Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., joined the East Florida Region of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System.

20. WellStar pays $575M for 5 Tenet hospitals
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare sold its five Atlanta-area hospitals and 26 physician clinics to Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System for $575 million in cash.

21. HCA, Lahey advance bids for New Hampshire hospital
Elliot Health System, a single-hospital system in Manchester, N.H., put out a request for acquisition proposals and Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America and Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health were chosen as bidding finalists.

22. Sanford Health purchases Sanford Tracy Medical Center
Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health bought Sanford Tracy Medical Center from the city of Tracy, Minn.

23. Hackettstown Regional joins Atlantic Health: 5 things to know
Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System completed its acquisition of Hackettstown (N.J.) Regional Medical Center.

24. Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District becomes affiliate of Scripps Health: 4 things to know
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley, Calif., is became an affiliate of San Diego-based Scripps Health.

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