Monongahela Valley Hospital Joins Penn Highlands Healthcare

Monongahela Valley Hospital Joins Penn Highlands Healthcare

After a rough year due to the pandemic for Monongahela Valley Hospital, the organization has decided to merge with Penn Highlands Healthcare. In Monongahela Valley’s annual report, the hospital expressed financial stress after having to cancel elective procedures and shore up PPE for its staff, and was even forced to furlough employees. No financial terms for the merger were disclosed. Monongahela Valley is a 200-bed health facility with a 225-member medical staff representing more than 40 specialties. With more than 1,300 employees, Monongahela Valley is the largest employer in the mid-Monongahela Valley region and the third-largest employer in Washington County. In 2020, it had... Read More »
Ramsay Health Care Acquires U.K.-based Spire Healthcare

Ramsay Health Care Acquires U.K.-based Spire Healthcare

Last week, Australia-based Ramsay Health Care (OTCMKTS: RMSYF) announced a significant expansion in the U.K. hospital market. The company revealed it was acquiring Spire Healthcare Group, a leading independent hospital group in the United Kingdom with 39 hospitals, including three neurological rehabilitation centers and a mobile diagnostic scanning fleet. According to Spire’s annual report, the system generates most of its revenue from the National Health Service, which totaled approximately $1.30 billion in 2020. Spire also generated $160.9 million in EBITDA in 2020.  The deal for Spire is valued at A$3.7 billion deal value including A$1.98 billion in debt, which equals about U.S. $2.87... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Divests 4 Georgia Hospitals

HCA Healthcare Divests 4 Georgia Hospitals

The for-profit health system HCA Healthcare is downsizing, selling four hospitals in a deal valued at $950 million. The buyer is Piedmont Healthcare, a not-for-profit hospital system based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The four hospitals are Eastside Medical Center (310 beds, Snellville), Cartersville Medical Center (119 beds, Cartersville), and Coliseum Health System, which includes two acute care hospitals (310-bed Coliseum Medical Centers and 103-bed Coliseum Northside). Coliseum Health System also houses the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health, a 40-bed inpatient behavioral health facility in Macon, which was included in the deal. ... Read More »
HCA Healthcare Adds Meadows Regional Medical Center

HCA Healthcare Adds Meadows Regional Medical Center

The Hospital market is off to a strong start in 2021, with seven deals on the books in January. The health system giant, HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), just announced the largest deal in the sector by price. HCA purchased Meadows Regional Medical Center, a 52-bed community hospital in Vidalia, Georgia from Meadow Health Alliance, Inc. for $73 million. A letter of intent was filed in September 2019, and the Toombs County Hospital Authority and Meadow Health Alliance have approved the sale.  Meadow Health Alliance generated $153.6 million in revenue in 2019 and estimated $9.63 million EBITDA. Meadows Regional will be HCA’s 10th hospital in Georgia. This deal is expected to close on or before... Read More »
Aspirus Buys Portfolio of Ascension Hospitals

Aspirus Buys Portfolio of Ascension Hospitals

Ascension Wisconsin, part of the Ascension health system, is divesting seven hospitals (total of 264 beds) in north and central Wisconsin. Three are acute care hospitals, and four are designated as critical access hospitals. The buyer is Aspirus, a nonprofit rural health service with six hospitals in Wisconsin and four in Michigan, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. No terms were disclosed, but the seven facilities generated $392.2 million revenues for the fiscal year of 2019 and $73.8 million in EBITDA. The divestment includes Eagle River Hospital in Eagle River (14 beds); Good... Read More »
What a Year It Was for Hospital M&A

What a Year It Was for Hospital M&A

The U.S. hospital system has had a stress-filled year, to say the least. By mid-December 2020, the nation’s death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 and daily hospitalizations closed in on 11,000. Front-line healthcare workers began receiving the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told MSNBC in an interview that the timeline for a return to normalcy stretched well into 2021. Not surprisingly, the hospital merger and acquisition landscape shifted, but it didn’t buckle. Overall, deals for hospitals are down 26% through mid-December (73 vs. 99 in 2019). For U.S. hospitals, deal volume dropped 16% (66 U.S. deals... Read More »