This is a state-by-state list of mergers and acquisitions that were announced or completed in 1994. The tally, which was compiled by MODERN HEALTHCARE staff members, does not include consolidations of large investor-owned national chains, but rather focuses on community hospital mergers and acquisitions of facilities in local markets by major chains. Also included are deals that stop just short of formal mergers but create a common parent or involved formal steps leading to a merged organization.
Baptist Medical Centers, Birmingham, acquired Coosa Valley Medical Center, Sylacauga.
Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital bought Medical Center Hospital, Huntsville, from Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Louisville, Ky., for $55 million.
Vaughan Regional Medical Center, Selma, acquired Perry County Hospital, Marion.
HealthSouth, Birmingham, acquired Montgomery (Ala.) Rehabilitation Hospital.
Quorum Health Group, Brentwood, Tenn., acquired Medical Center Enterprise (Ala.) from Columbia/HCA in a swap.
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, Anniston, signed a management contract with Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla. The deal is the first step toward the hospital's eventual sale.
Community Health Systems, Houston, purchased Edge Regional Medical Center, Troy, Ala.
HealthPartners of Southern Arizona, a new not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization, began operation. HealthPartners includes Tucson (Ariz.) Medical Center; TMC Health Enterprises, Tucson; and GHMA Medical Centers, Tucson.
OrNda HealthCorp, Nashville, Tenn., agreed to buy St. Luke's Health System, Phoenix, for $122 million. The system includes St. Luke's Medical Center, Phoenix; St. Luke's Behavioral Health Center, Phoenix; and Tempe (Ariz.) St. Luke's Hospital.
Flagstaff (Ariz.) Medical Center agreed to buy Marcus J. Lawrence Medical Center, Cottonwood.
Healthcare America, Austin, Texas, took operating control of Tustin (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Healthcare America already owned the building in its former life as Healthvest, a real estate investment trust.
Brim, Portland, Ore., bought Ojai Valley Community Hospital, Ojai, for $4.1 million.
OrNda agreed to buy Suburban Medical Center, Paramount, from Quorum.
OrNda bought Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital and Medical Center for $145 million.
Kaweah Delta District Hospital, Visalia, purchased Visalia Community Hospital from Healthtrust, Nashville, Tenn., for $9.8 million.
Summit Care Corp., a Burbank-based nursing home company, bought Sierra Community Hospital, Fresno, for $4.2 million from Community Psychiatric Centers, Laguna Hills.
Vista Hill Hospital, Chula Vista, consolidated with Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, and was renamed Vista Hill Behavioral Health Center.
Loma Linda (Calif.) University Community Hospital consolidated with Loma Linda University Medical Center and was renamed Loma Linda University Community Medical Center.
National Medical Enterprises, Santa Monica, sold Doctors' Hospital of Montclair (Calif.) and Ontario (Calif.) Community Hospital to Pacific Physicians Services, Redlands, for $9.4 million. PPS subsequently sold Ontario to Vencor, Louisville, Ky.
Columbia/HCA agreed to buy Westlake Medical Center, Westlake Village, from Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa.
Caremark International, Northbrook, Ill., acquired Friendly Hills HealthCare Network, La Habra, which includes a 120-physician group practice and an acute-care hospital.
HealthOne, Denver, acquired Rocky Mountain Rehabilitation Institute, Aurora, and Bethesda PsycHealth System, Denver.
Rockville (Conn.) General Hospital and Manchester (Conn.) Memorial Hospital said they're exploring a collaboration, which could involve a merger.
Sharon (Conn.) Hospital and Winsted (Conn.) Memorial Hospital entered a collaborative agreement that may lead to a merger.
In Miami Beach, Columbia/HCA merged Miami Heart Institute and Miami Beach Community Hospital (formerly St. Francis Hospital).
Columbia/HCA also merged Victoria Hospital and Cedars Medical Center, both in Miami.
South Miami Hospital signed a letter of intent to enter exclusive talks with American Medical International, Dallas. The deal, which may involve a merger, is pending.
First Florida Medical, a 71-physician group in Tampa, agreed to buy Gulf Coast Hospital and Orthopedic Institute, St. Petersburg.
Universal Health Services agreed to buy Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton.
St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg, merged with St. Joseph's Health Services, Tampa.
Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, acquired Nassau General Hospital, Fernandina Beach.
Columbia/HCA bought Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.). Columbia/HCA previously had owned 25% of it in a limited partnership.
In Daytona Beach, Halifax Medical Center bought Atlantic Shores Hospital, a psychiatric hospital, from Ramsay Health Care, New Orleans, for $4.8 million.
Lower Florida Keys Health System, Key West, acquired Mariners Hospital, Tavernier.
Memorial Health Systems, Ormond Beach, acquired West Volusia Memorial Hospital, De Land, and will change its name to Memorial Hospital-West Volusia.
University Community Hospital, Tampa, acquired Glenbeigh of Tampa.
Lee Memorial Hospital, Fort Myers, agreed to acquire Cape Coral (Fla.) Hospital. Cape Coral put the plans on hold after delays in the federal court system's resolution of an antitrust challenge.
Vencor bought Clay Memorial Hospital, Green Cove Springs, which had been closed for two years.
Champion Healthcare, Houston, agreed to buy Methodist Medical Center, Jacksonville.
Columbia/HCA agreed to buy Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville (Fla.).
Health Management Associates agreed to buy Medical Center Hospital, Punta Gorda.
Columbia/HCA bought 50% interest in Winter Park (Fla.) Memorial Hospital for $25 million.
Columbia/HCA agreed to enter a joint venture to operate Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs, with Tarpon Springs Hospital Foundation.