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Mid-year report: 9 called-off hospital, health system deals in 2015

The following is a compilation of all the called-off hospital and health system deals that have been reported this year by Becker's Hospital Review as of June 11, starting with the most recent.

1. Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, the largest nonprofit system in Georgia, in June scrapped plans to merge with Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare.

2. In May, Allegheny Health Network's Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Hills, Pa., ended a partnership with Pittsburgh-based UPMC for cancer care.

3. Boston Medical Center, the largest safety-net hospital in Massachusetts, and Tufts Medical Center in Boston ended their merger plans in May.

4. Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America's strained relationship with Tulane University in New Orleans caused the hospital operator's discussions about taking over East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La., to end in April.

5. Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health announced in April it will dissolve its affiliation with Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur because the organization is ready to stand on its own.

6. In April, River Valley Health Partners in East Liverpool, Ohio, and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health withdrew their letter of intent to merge the two systems signed in late 2014.

7. In March, Prime Healthcare Services, a for-profit hospital operator based in Ontario, Calif., decided to pass on a deal to acquire Los Altos, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity Health System's hospitals.

8. Boston-based Partners HealthCare backed out of a deal to acquire South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass in February.

9. Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit hospital operator based in Dallas, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy announced in February the negotiations over Tenet purchasing five nonprofit hospitals in the state are over.


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