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Apax seeks $3 billion sale of healthcare IT firm TriZetto: sources
By Reuters | August 19, 2014
Private equity firm Apax Partners is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp., hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Genesis, Skilled Healthcare deal to create $5.5B post-acute giant
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Privately held Genesis Healthcare and publicly traded Skilled Healthcare Group intend to merge, creating a post-acute-care behemoth with approximately $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue.
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Mednax buys revenue-cycle company MedData
By Bob Herman | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Physician-outsourcing firm Mednax signed a definitive deal Monday to acquire MedData, a company that provides revenue-cycle services to physician groups and hospitals.
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Healthcare M&A Watch 2014 Transaction Data (July)
August 16, 2014
A sortable compilation of U.S. mergers and acquisitions among providers, payers, vendors and pharma/life sciences sectors of the healthcare industry during July 2014.
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Froedtert seeks co-ownership of Ascension health-plan affiliate
By Bob Herman | August 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Froedtert Health, an academic medical center based in Milwaukee, is in negotiations to buy a 50% stake in Network Health, a health insurance company based in Menasha, Wis.
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Allina bottom line dinged by interest-rate swaps
By Rachel Landen | August 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Shifting patient volumes and growth in expenses cut Minneapolis-based Allina Health's operating margin in half for the first six months of 2014.
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MedAssets buying analytics firm Sg2 in first deal since 2010
By Jaimy Lee | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
MedAssets, one of the nation's largest group purchasing organizations, said it will spend $142 million to acquire Sg2, a Skokie, Ill.-based healthcare analytics, market intelligence and clinical consulting firm.
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Two West Virginia hospitals discuss merger
By Bob Herman | August 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital has initiated talks to acquire its cross-town competitor, St. Mary's Medical Center. The not-for-profit hospitals are still operating independently, as executives are in the “initial steps of a process” that they hope will merge the two entities,...
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NorthShore's margin improves after more challenging fiscal 2013
By Beth Kutscher | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
NorthShore University HealthSystem, a four-hospital group based in Evanston, Ill., reported significant improvement in its operating margin and bottom line for the nine months ended June 30. The system's performance has rebounded after a more difficult fiscal 2013, which was also marked by...
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McLaren sees higher 9-month utilization, rising investment income
By Rachel Landen | August 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Increased utilization during the first nine months of McLaren Health Care Corp.'s fiscal 2014 helped the Flint, Mich.-based system report higher revenue for the period, but it was unrealized investment gains that improved the organization's bottom line.
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