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HCA Exits, SSM Health Enters OU Medical System

One for-profit company relinquishes ownership, and one not-for-profit takes over. That’s what happened on October 16, when HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced it was selling its ownership in the hospital operations of Oklahoma University Medical Center (688 beds) in Oklahoma City, and OU Medical Center Edmond.


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Almost Family Inc. Becomes Third Largest Home Health Operator

The Home Health Care & Hospice sector just announced its 47th acquisition of 2016, and with about two months to go, it is likely that this sector will surpass last year’s total of 51 acquisitions. On October 17, 2016, Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM), a provider of home health nursing, rehabilitation and personal care services […]



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Acadia Healthcare Tidies Up Its UK Portfolio

With three announced acquisitions on the books in 2016, Acadia Healthcare Company (NASDAQ: ACHC) was forced to sell some of its portfolio, for a change. The Franklin, Tennessee-based behavioral health company has been quite active over in the United Kingdom since 2014, when it acquired Partnerships in Care (PiC) for $662 million.  

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Quorum Health Pares Its Rural Hospital Portfolio

Just as the Department of Health and Human Services reported that rural hospitals are better at reducing hospital-acquired infections and score better in value-based purchasing plans, Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) announced the sale of two of its 38 rural hospitals in October. One analyst says at least six more deals are pending.

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Three-Way Therapy Merger

On October 18, Casamba LLC, a leading supplier of enterprise software systems to large therapy providers in the United States, announced a three-company merger with HealthWyse and TherapySource. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, privately held HealthWyse serves the clinical, financial and regulatory needs for home health, hospice and private duty care through its fully integrated electronic […]

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Medical Device Deals Pick Up in October

Only a few weeks into the fourth quarter, and five medical device deals have been announced, putting the year’s total at 95. Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and St. Jude Medical’s (NYSE: STJ) $1.12 divestiture of certain vascular closure and electrophysiology assets is among these five October deals, and the only one to disclose a price. On October […]


Biotech Deal Volume Increases 58% in Q3:16

Overall, mergers and acquisitions slowed in Q3:16, down 11% compared with Q2:16, and 10% lower than in Q3:15. The biotechnology sector saw just the opposite phenomenon. Biotech transactions grew by 58%, to 52 deals, compared with the previous quarter’s 33 deals, and by 24% compared with the same quarter in 2015, when 42 deals were […]

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Epic Health Expands Pediatric Skilled Nursing Services

The term “skilled nursing” usually brings to mind senior care facilities. Yet Epic Health Services, a portfolio company of Webster Capital, has built a strong platform of pediatric skilled nursing services since its founding in 2001.