w*Adventist Health System/West, Roseville, acquired 156-bed Delano (Calif.) Regional Medical Center.
w*Behavioral Healthcare acquired 30-bed Pacific Shores Hospital, Oxnard, from Horizon Mental Health Management.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 275-bed Brookside Hospital, San Pablo.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 225-bed Marian Medical Center, Santa Maria.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 101-bed Mercy Hospital and Health Services, Merced, which is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siene, Kenosha, Wis.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 186-bed Robert F. Kennedy Medical Center, Hawthorne, in a co-sponsorship arrangement with Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Western Province, Los Altos Hills.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 443-bed St. Bernardine Medical
Center, San Bernardino, and 551-bed Saint Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, in a co-sponsorship arrangement with Houston-based Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Healthcare System.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 110-bed Saint Francis Medical Center of Santa Barbara.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 312-bed St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton; 63-bed St. Dominic's Hospital, Manteca; and 49-bed Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, San Andreas, in a co-sponsorship arrangement with the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
w*Catholic Healthcare West acquired 438-bed Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City.
w*Covina-based Citrus Valley Health Partners acquired 106-bed Foothill Presbyterian Hospital, Glendora.
w*Columbia acquired Good Samaritan Health System, which includes 366-bed Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose; 293-bed San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center; 93-bed South Valley Hospital, Gilroy; and 63-bed Mission Oaks Hospital, Los Gatos. Columbia paid $165 million for the system, with $56 million going into a foundation.
w*Columbia signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture with 369-bed Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital. The structure of the deal hadn't been determined.
w*Columbia continued to negotiate a 50-50 joint venture with San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare. The joint venture will own Sharp's 233-bed Cabrillo Hospital and 633-bed Memorial Hospital, both in San Diego; 306-bed Chula Vista (Calif.) Medical Center; and 91-bed Sharp HealthCare Murrieta (Calif.).
w*Columbia continued to negotiate a letter of intent to lease 465-bed Grossmont Hospital, La Mesa. The hospital will be leased for 30 years by the proposed Columbia-Sharp partnership.
w*Community Psychiatric Centers sold its Westwood and Vista Del Mar campuses to Behavioral Healthcare.
w*Birmingham, Ala.-based MedPartners acquired 102-bed U.S. FamilyCare Medical Center, Montclair, through its purchase of Redlands, Calif.-based Pacific Physicians Services.
w*MedPartners acquired 99-bed Pioneer Hospital, Artesia, through its purchase of Long Beach-based Mullikin Medical Enterprises.
w*Long Beach-based Memorial Health Services acquired Anaheim Memorial Hospital, a 224-bed freestanding facility, and the 230-bed hospital operated by FHP International Corp. at its Fountain Valley headquarters, which was renamed Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.
w*OrNda acquired 375-bed Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood.
w*OrNda signed a letter of intent to acquire United Western Medical Centers, which include 171-bed Western Medical Center Hospital-Anaheim and 288-bed Western Medical Center-Santa Ana.
w*OrNda acquired 66-bed Westside Hospital, Los Angeles.
w*Sisters of Providence Health System, Springfield, Mass., acquired 257-bed Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills.
w*Los Angeles-based Salick Health Care acquired 126-bed Westlake Medical Center, Westlake Village, from Columbia and renamed it SHC Specialty Hospital.
w*Pasadena-based Southern California Health System acquired 216-bed Beverly Hospital, Montebello, and 140-bed Verdugo Hills Hospital, Glendale.
w*582-bed Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital acquired 30-bed Santa Ynez Valley Hospital, Solvang, and 129-bed Goleta Valley Community Hospital, Santa Barbara.
w*Sacramento-based Sutter/CHS acquired 114-bed Community Hospital, Santa Rosa; 48-bed Memorial Hospital Los Banos (Calif.); Memorial Hospital Ceres (Calif.); Memorial Hospital Modesto (Calif.); and 154-bed Merced (Calif.) Community Medical Center.
w*Tenet signed a letter of intent to lease, for 30 years, 326-bed Brookside Hospital, San Pablo, from the West Contra Costa Healthcare District in a deal valued at $19.8 million.
w*Tenet signed a letter of intent to acquire 348-bed Desert Hospital, Palm Springs.
w*Anaheim-based United Western Medical Centers acquired 117-bed Tustin (Calif.) Rehabilitation Hospital from Continental Medical Systems, Mechanicsburg, Pa.