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Baylor Scott & White, Memorial Hermann End Hospital Merger Talks

February 6, 2019 - Two large non-profit health systems in Texas are calling off a potential $14 billion hospital merger deal five months after signing a letter of intent to combine. In a joint statement, Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System announced that they will cease hospital merger talks. “Ultimately, we have concluded that as strong, successful organizations, we...

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CHI, Dignity Finalize Hospital Merger, Introduce CommonSpirit

by Jacqueline LaPointe

After over a year of negotiations, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health recently finalized their hospital merger deal to create one of the largest non-profit health systems. The health systems jointly announced the...

Partners HealthCare CEO David Torchiana to Leave in Spring 2019

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The head of the largest health system in Massachusetts recently announced that he will step down later this year. David Torchiana, MD, plans to retire April 29, 2019, after serving as the chief executive of Partners HealthCare since 2015,...

Loyola Medicine, Palos Health Consider Hospital Merger Deal

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Two Chicago area health systems are considering an official hospital merger after four years of engaging in a strategic partnership. Palos Health and Loyola Medicine jointly announced on Jan. 21, 2019 that the health systems signed a...

Hospital Merger and Acquisition Deals Got Bigger in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The average size in revenue of the sellers in hospital merger and acquisition deals grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8 percent since 2008, reaching $409 million in 2018, consulting firm Kaufman Hall recently...

CHI, Dignity Health Push Back Hospital Merger Closing Date

by Jacqueline LaPointe

California-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Colorado-based Dignity Health recently announced a one-month delay of their hospital merger deal. The two health systems are moving the expected closing date of their new combined...

Key Providers, Payers Tie 47% of Business to Value-Based Payment

by Jacqueline LaPointe

A large group of major healthcare payers and health systems are reporting that nearly half of their business rests in value-based payment arrangements. The Health Care Transformation Task Force (Task Force) is a group of leading...

Importance of Post-Acute Alignment, Integration to Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

To achieve the ultimate goals of value-based care, healthcare organizations will need to assume greater responsibility over the patient’s experience across multiple care settings based on the appropriate level of acuity....

Why long-term incentive use more than doubled in two years

by Elizabeth Snell

Integrated health systems are taking greater advantage of the use of long-term incentives, according to a recent Hay Group study. Research showed that the percentage of long-term incentive use has more than doubled in the past two years,...


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