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67 recent hospital transactions and partnerships in September

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

1. Sacred Heart, Marshfield Clinic relationship turns icy in wake of plans for new medical center
Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System's decision to build a new hospital and attached cancer wing just down the road from Eau Claire, Wis.-based Sacred Heart Hospital harmed business relations.

2. University of Michigan to partner with Meijer pharmacies
Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System partner with select Meijer pharmacies in the Ann Arbor area to provide hypertension management services for adult patients.

3. Steward secures $1.25B investment to fund expansion, pay off debt
Steward Health Care System secured $1.25 billion from real estate investment firm Medical Properties Trust that will allow the Boston-based system to expand nationally and pay off debt.

4. Sitka Community Hospital considers integrating operations
Sitka (Alaska) Community Hospital officials are considering combining operations with Juneau-based Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

5. Decatur County General Hospital, NorthCrest Medical Center affiliation approved
The Decatur County commission approved the proposed partnership between Parsons, Tenn.-based Decatur County General Hospital and Springfield, Tenn.-based NorthCrest Medical Center.

7. CHS to sell four hospitals to Curae Health
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems signed a definitive agreement to sell three hospitals in Mississippi and one hospital in Florida to Clinton, Tenn.-based Curae Health.

8. Spectrum Health joins Affirmant Health Partners
Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health is the newest system to join Affirmant Health Partners, a clinically integrated network formally known as The Federation Care Network based in Michigan.

9. Mayo Clinic Care Network adds Bay area hospital
The Mayo Clinic Care Network, created by the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, signed a formal agreement to add Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health to the more than 40-member network.

10. Winthrop, NYU Langone sign affiliation agreement
The board of directors for New York City-based NYU Langone Medical Center and Mineola, N.Y.-based Winthrop-University Hospital signed an affiliation agreement to clinically integrate their health networks.

11. Sacred Heart Hospital, Nemours Children's Specialty Care to cut ties
Pensacola, Fla.-based Sacred Heart Hospital is changing its pediatric specialty care partnership, ending a nearly 20-year partnership with Nemours Children's Specialty Care.

12. Judge OKs Coshocton hospital sale
A bankruptcy court judge approved the sale of Coshocton (Ohio) County Memorial Hospital to Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare.

13. Apollo Global reportedly in talks to acquire CHS' assets
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management is reportedly in discussions to acquire the assets of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.

14. Fairfield Hospital District approves management agreement to partner with Community Hospital Consulting
The Fairfield (Texas) Hospital District board approved a management agreement with Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Consulting, the management and consulting arm of the Community Hospital Corporation.

15. Prospect completes $400M purchase of 6 Pennsylvania, New Jersey hospitals
Los Angeles-based Prospect Medical Holdings finalized the acquisition of six healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, totaling nearly $400 million.

16. St. Lawrence Health Systems, Adirondack Health Institute announce partnership
Potsdam, N.Y.-based St. Lawrence Health System officials signed an agreement to partner with GlenFalls, N.Y.-based Adirondack Health Institute to improve residents' access to care.

17. Billings Clinic, Central Montana Medical Center explore potential partnership
Billings (Mont.) Clinic and Lewistown-based Central Montana Medical Center officials signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a formal partnership.

18. Lahey Health signs partnership with Boston Bruins hockey team
Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Health signed a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins hockey team. The partnership will make Lahey the official healthcare partner of the team.

19. Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center approves purchase of former nursing home facility
President and CEO of Patchogue, N.Y.-based Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Richard Margulis, signed the contract to purchase the property belonging to the former Yaphank, N.Y.-based John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Home Facility.

20. Children's Mercy, Olathe Medical Center partner on pediatric facility
Kansas City, Mo.-based Children's Mercy Hospital and Olathe (Kan.) Medical Center partnered to provide pediatric urgent care and specialty services at a future facility slated for construction near Olathe's existing campus.

21. MD Anderson to affiliate with Deaconess Health System
Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Network affiliated with Evansville, Ind.-based Deaconess Health System. Officials said the partnership will give Deaconess Health physicians access to better resources.

22. Allergan to acquire Tobira Therapeutics for $1.7B
Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan will purchase San Francisco-based liver disease treatment maker Tobira Therapeutics for as much as $1.7 billion, or 19 times Tobira's previous market value.

23. Rutgers Cancer Institute partners with University Hospital to expand care
New Brunswick, N.J.-based Rutgers Cancer Institute will partner with Newark, N.J.-based University Hospital to expand cancer care services in Essex County, which maintains one of the highest cancer death rates in the state.

24. WKU withdraws Medical Center deal, explores other partners
Following a protest filed by a local clinic, Bowling Green-based Western Kentucky University terminated its contract with The Medical Center, also in Bowling Green, and will begin accepting bids for a series of upcoming projects.

25. Louisiana settles new partnership agreement with University Medical Center
New Orleans-based University Medical Center and the state of Louisiana reached an agreement to grant the hospital full funding for its charity care services.

26. UChicago Medicine's Children's Hospital forms partnership with Jollibee restaurant
Executives at Skokie, Ill.-based Jollibee, a Filipino restaurant, debuted plans to partner with the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital.

27. State OKs Partners' acquisition of Hallmark Health
Boston-based Partners HealthCare received state approval to acquire Medford, Mass.-based Hallmark Health without an intensive state review.

28. Western Maryland Health System exploring clinical partnerships with three academic medical centers
Cumberland-based Western Maryland Health System is seeking partners for a potential clinical affiliation — and three different health systems have come calling.

29. Louisiana moves to oust LSU hospital operator
The Louisiana state government made a motion to terminate its management contract with Shreveport, La.-based Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, which operates Louisiana State University's hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, after the foundation refused to accept the terms of the renegotiated contract.

30. 3 New Hampshire hospitals propose affiliation
Manchester, N.H.-based Catholic Medical Center, Wolfeboro, N.H.-based Huggins Hospital and Peterborough, N.H.-based Monadnock Community Hospital are eyeing an affiliation.

31. Genesis Healthcare, University of New Mexico Health System to partner
The Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Kennett Square, Pa.-based Genesis Healthcare partnered on an initiative to develop new clinical programs aimed at improving patient care and easing the process for hospitals transitioning to post-acute care facilities.

32. Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial embark on workforce development program
Lewiston, N.Y.-based Niagara University and Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Memorial Medical Center plan to collaborate on a joint venture to promote economic growth, enhance workforce development and expand medical tourism opportunities.

33. Rhode Island AG approves Westerly Hospital, Yale-New Haven merger
The Rhode Island attorney general approved the affiliation proposal between Westerly (R.I.) Hospital and Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health Services.

34. Renown Health partners with Nevada emergency services provider REMSA
Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health agreed to finance three community health programs created by the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, also in Reno, that focus on delivering healthcare services and reducing out-of-pocket costs for community members in the Reno area.

35. Texas Children's purchases 2 Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center buildings
Texas Children's Hospital in Houston closed on an agreement with Houston-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center on the purchase of two St. Luke's buildings: the Baylor Clinic Building and the O'Quinn Medical Tower.

36. Dickinson Center, Journey Health System to affiliate
Ridgway, Pa.-based Dickinson Center will affiliate with Bradford, Pa.-based Journey Health System. The affiliation will make Journey Health System the largest and most comprehensive behavioral health service provider in the northwestern region of the state.

37. MD Anderson Cancer Center to partner with Lourdes Hospital
Binghamton, N.Y.-based Lourdes Hospital became a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network, facilitated by the Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center, to offer local communities enhanced cancer care closer to home.

38. Exeter Health Resources to join Granite Health: 4 things to know
Exeter (N.H.) Health Resources will join Concord, N.H.-based Granite Health in a partnership agreement between five New Hampshire healthcare systems.

39. LVHN wraps up Schuylkill Health System deal
The merger between Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network and Pottsville, Pa.-based Schuylkill Health was effective Sept. 16.

40. Carolinas Hospital System joins Mayo Clinic Care Network
Florence, S.C.-based Carolinas Hospital System joined the more than 40 national and international hospitals and health systems that make up the Mayo Clinic Care Network, formed by the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic.

41. Albany Med, Saratoga Hospital deal moves forward
Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's acquisition of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.-based Saratoga Hospital reached its final steps in the transaction process and is awaiting state approval.

42. 4 Delaware systems form statewide alliance
Dover-based Bayhealth Medical Center, Lewes-based Beebe Healthcare, Newark-based Christina Care Health System and Seaford-based Nanticoke Health Services, all in Delaware, formed a strategic partnership to increase access to healthcare services and to improve the quality and affordability of care to residents of the state.

43. Essent Healthcare to affiliate with Health Quest
LaGrangeville, N.Y.-based Health Quest entered into a preliminary agreement with Nashville, Tenn.-based Essent Healthcare to affiliate with one of Essent's Connecticut hospitals.

44. Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center partners with MUSC Health
Hartsville, S.C.-based Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center partnered with Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina to bring tele-ICU services to Carolina Pines.

45. University of Michigan Health, Metro Health sign definitive merger agreement
Directors at Wyoming, Mich.-based Metro Health and regents at the Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Health System each approved an agreement to form an affiliation.

46. Meadowlands Hospital draws $12.2M bid
Yan Moshe, owner and CEO of Hackensack, N.J.-based Excel Surgery Center, offered to purchase 204-bed Meadowlands Hospital MedicalCenter in Secaucus, N.J., for $12.2 million.

47. German hospital network adds 43 Spanish hospitals in $6.42B takeover
Bad Homburg, Germany-based Fresenius SE, Europe's largest publicly traded healthcare provider, purchased Spain's largest private hospital operator, IDC Salud Holding, for $6.42 billion

48. KU Hospital partners with Hays hospital
Kansas City-based The University of Kansas Hospital signed a letter of intent to partner with Hays (Kan.) Medical Center to enhance patient care in rural areas.

49. Dartmouth-Hitchcock wins $36.5M contract to staff NH hospitals
Lebanon, N.H.-based Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, owned by Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will officially provide staffing and administrative services to various state medical institutions.

50. CHS ups divestitures, will sell more than 12 hospitals
Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems will divest more hospitals than anticipated as it continues to develop its downsizing plans.

51. Connecticut officials approve L+M Hospital, Yale-New Haven affiliation: 4 things to know
State regulators with the Office of Health Care Access gave approval for New London, Conn.-based Lawrence + Memorial Hospital to join Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System.

52. UMass Memorial Health System considers merging Leominster and Clinton campuses
Worcester-based University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care is eyeing a potential merger of two of its hospitals.

53. Scripps, MD Anderson ink affiliation for comprehensive cancer care program in San Diego
San Diego-based Scripps Health and Houston-based The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center partnered to create the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer program in San Diego.

54. HealthSouth, Tidelands Health announce joint venture
Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth and Georgetown, S.C.-based Tidelands Health partnered in a joint venture to own and operate Tideland's existing 29 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital at its Murrells Inlet, S.C.-based Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

55. Wellmont-MSHA merger application moves forward
The Southwest Virginia Health Authority approved the merger application set forth by Johnson City, Tenn.-based Mountain States Health Alliance and Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System.

56. Frazier Healthcare Partners to acquire majority interest in Matrix Medical: 3 things to know
Holding company Providence Service signed an agreement with an affiliate of Frazier Healthcare Partners, a private equity firm based in Seattle, by which Frazier will own a majority stake in Matrix Medical Network.

57. Cardinal Health purchases Iowa telepharmacy startup
Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health bought Iowa City, Iowa-based TelePharm, a four-year-old startup working to establish telepharmacies in rural Iowa.

58. Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics strike partnership: 5 things to know
Walgreens partnered with St. Paul, Minn.-based Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit manager owned by 14 Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans.

59. Quest Diagnostics’ joint venture with Banner Health called Sonora Quest Laboratories is opening 6 new PSC’s in Arizona
Sonora Quest Laboratories, a joint venture between Banner Health in Phoenix and Quest Diagnostics, will open six new Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers (PSCs) in Safeway stores throughout Arizona. 

60. Adena Health System, National Church Residences explore partnership options
Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Health System and Columbus, Ohio-based National Church Residences, a retirement community housing developer, are exploring additional partnership opportunities following the success of a joint pilot program.

61. Davis Health System, WVU Medicine team up to expand cancer, cardiac services
Elkins, W.Va.-based Davis Health System and Morgantown-based West Virginia University Hospitals partnered to establish a new heart and vascular institute within DHS's new outpatient center.

62. Geisinger, St. Luke's ink health plan agreement
Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System and Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network signed a collaborative agreement to extend Geisinger health plans to nearly 50 Pennsylvania counties.

63. State approves merger of 2 Massachusetts hospitals
The Massachusetts Public Health Council approved the merger of two hospitals within the Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health network.

64. Northwest Hospital adds Siloam Springs Regional Hospital to network
Springdale, Ark.-based Northwest Health System acquired Siloam Springs (Ark.) Regional Hospital. Siloam Springs will now be called Northwest Hospital.

65. CHI Franciscan Health, The Doctor's Clinic ink partnership agreement
Tacoma, Wash.-based CHI Franciscan Health and Silverdale, Wash.-based The Doctor's Clinic plan to affiliate to enhance patient access and efficiency for Washington state residents.

66. Rhode Island officials approve Westerly Hospital’s partnership with Yale-New Haven Health
State officials approved the sale of Westerly (R.I.) Hospital to Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health Services, the parent company of Yale University's Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

67. Mississippi Baptist, Baptist Memorial talk possible merger
Mississippi Baptist Health Systems in Jackson and Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tenn., are exploring a possible collaboration.

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