Columbus Hospital and Montana Deaconess Medical Center, both of Great Falls, proposed a merger. The deal is pending.
Vendell Hospital, Billings, was sold to the state of Montana for $3.2 million.
Quorum completed its acquisition of Midlands Community Hospital in Papillion.
Columbia/HCA agreed to buy Bishop Clarkson Hospital in Omaha for $85 million.
Transitional Hospitals Corp., Atlanta, bought CareUnit of Las Vegas and converted it to a long-term, intensive-care hospital.
In Manchester, Catholic Medical Center merged with Elliot Hospital.
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook, joined the Hitchcock Alliance as a subsidiary under the parent corporation. Other subsidiary hospitals are Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, N.H., and Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, Mass.
Liberty HealthCare System, Jersey City, acquired Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, Secaucus.
Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital, Mountainside Hospital in Mortclair and Overlook Hospital, Summit, said they were considering a merger.
Atlantic Mental Health Center, Atlantic City, was merged into AtlantiCare Health System, Pleasantville.
Community Medical Center, Toms River, and Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, merged.
South Jersey Hospital System, Bridgeton, and Elmer (N.J.) Community Hospital merged.
St. Clares-Riverside Medical Center, Denville, and Dover (N.J.) General Hospital and Medical Center merged.
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, and Hamilton (N.J.) Hospital (now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton) merged.
Transitional Hospitals Corp. bought CareUnit of Albuquerque and converted it to a long-term, intensive-care hospital.
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, acquired Community Hospital of Schoharie County, Cobleskill.
St. Mary's Hospital and Leonard Hospital, both in Troy, agreed to merge.
Rochester (N.Y.) General Hospital and Genesee Hospital, Rochester, agreed to a combination of their parent companies, not the hospitals themselves.
In Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority affiliated through a common board with Mercy Health Services.
Memorial Mission Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital, both in Ashville, proposed a merger. The deal is pending.
Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital, Banner Elk, agreed to merge with Sloop Memorial Hospital, Crossnore. The deal is pending.
Dakota Hospital and Heartland Medical Center, both in Fargo, agreed to merge.
Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, and Bluffton (Ohio) Community Hospital announced plans to merge.
Brentwood Hospital in Warrensville Heights joined Cleveland-based Meridia Health System.
St. Alexis Hospital Medical Center, Cleveland, was acquired by Primary Health Systems, King of Prussia, Pa.
Primary Health also agreed to buy Deaconess Hospital of Cleveland.
Toledo (Ohio) Hospital agreed to buy Medical College Hospital of Ohio, Toledo.
Champion Healthcare agreed to buy Richmond Heights (Ohio) General Hospital. The deal is pending.
In Tulsa, Children's Medical Center merged with Hillcrest HealthCare Corp.
Also in Tulsa, Hillcrest HealthCare and Tulsa Regional Medical Center agreed to discuss merging. Consolidation is expected in 1995.
Columbia/HCA agreed to buy Bethany (Okla.) Healthcare Corp.
Healthtrust acquired Great Plains Hospital, Lawton.
Providence Health System, Seattle, bought Newberg (Ore.) Community Hospital, which was renamed Newberg Hospital.
Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford, purchased Southern Oregon Medical Center, Grants Pass. Southern Oregon Medical Center and Josephine Memorial Hospital, Grants Pass, later announced plans to merge. The facilities will be called Three Rivers Community Hospital North and Three Rivers Community Hospital South.
Graduate Health System, Independence Blue Cross and Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, began discussing merger possibilities.
Hahnemann University in Philadelphia joined Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation, the parent of Philadelphia-based Medical College of Pennsylvania and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. The new organization is called Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University.
In Harrisburg, Capital Health System proposed a merger with Polyclinic Health System. The deal is pending.
Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center merged with Divine Providence Hospital; both are in Williamsport.
Vencor signed a management contract with an agreement to buy Lawndale Community Hospital in Philadelphia. The hospital had been closed for a year.
Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital, both in Providence, merged under a parent holding company called Lifespan.
Quorum agreed to buy Carolinas Hospital System, Florence. Carolinas resulted from the January merger of Florence (S.C.) General Hospital and Bruce Hospital System.
Spartanburg (S.C.) Regional Medical Center proposed an affiliation through a common board with Mary Black Memorial Hospital, also in Spartanburg. The deal is pending.
Community Health Systems, Houston, bought Elliott White Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, for $50 million.
In Charleston, Roper and Baker hospitals affiliated through a common board with Bon Secours-St. Francis Xavier Hospital.
A partnership led by AMI bought the majority interest in Hilton Head Island (S.C.) Hospital for $28 million.
Universal Health Services agreed to buy Aiken (S.C.) Regional Medical Centers from Columbia/HCA.
AMI bought St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, for $92 million.
Healthtrust acquired Nashville Memorial Hospital, Madison, for $55 million.
OrNda sold Gibson General Hospital, Trenton, to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, Jackson.
OrNda sold Lewisburg (Tenn.) Community Hospital to Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia.