Tenet acquired 450-bed Georgia Baptist Health Care System, Atlanta, for undisclosed terms. Separately, it assumed the remaining four years of a five-year lease of 28-bed Sylvan Grove Hospital, Jackson, from Sylvan Grove Hospital Corp. for undisclosed terms.
PhyCor, Nashville, acquired 139-bed Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu, for undisclosed terms.
Franciscan Sisters Health Care Corp., Frankfort; Mercy Center for Health Care Services, Aurora; and ServantCor, Kankakee, merged seven hospitals to form Provena Health, Kankakee.
Two-hospital Resurrection Health Care, Chicago, acquired 440-bed St. Francis Hospital of Evanston (Ill.) from Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka, Ind., for undisclosed terms.
296-bed SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford, merged with seven-hospital OSF Healthcare System, Peoria.
22-bed Community Hospital, Williamsport, merged with three-hospital St. Vincent Hospital and Healthcare System, Indianapolis.
276-bed Lafayette (Ind.) Home Hospital and 205-bed St. Elizabeth Hospital of Lafayette announced plans to merge pending antitrust clearance.
120-bed Memorial Hospital of Michigan City (Ind.) merged with seven-hospital Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Mishawaka.
Quorum signed a 10-year lease of 53-bed Clinton County Hospital, Frankfort, for a reported $750,000 in annual rent and $200,000 in property taxes.
143-bed Finley Hospital, Dubuque, merged with seven-hospital Iowa Health System, Des Moines.
Presentation Health System, Yankton, S.D., acquired 36-bed Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, from Sisters of Sorrowful Mother Ministry Corp., Milwaukee, for undisclosed terms and renamed the hospital Holy Family Health Services.
Columbia bought 251-bed Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, for $29.7 million and two weeks later announced plans to spin it off with several other area hospitals.
404-bed Jewish Hospital Health Care, Louisville, acquired 174-bed Lexington (Ky.) Hospital from Humana, Louisville, for undisclosed terms.
Youth and Family Center Services, Austin, Texas, bought 70-bed Crossroads Regional Hospital, Alexandria, from Paracelsus for undisclosed terms.
344-bed Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, announced plans to partner with 44-bed Inland Hospital, Waterville. A final deal is expected shortly.
220-bed Mid-Maine Medical Center, Waterville, and 173-bed Kennebec Valley Medical Center, Augusta, merged into MaineGeneral Medical Center.
30-bed Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta, merged with 573-bed Maine Medical Center Foundation, Portland, which became MaineHealth. MaineHealth then announced plans for a joint venture with MaineGeneral.
Six-hospital CareGroup, Boston, agreed to become the parent company of three-hospital Care New England, Providence, R.I., in exchange for
$25 million from Care New England, largely for common information systems. The deal is awaiting state regulatory approval.
Six-hospital Caritas Christi Health Care System, Boston, acquired two-hospital Neponset Valley Health System, Norwood, in return for assuming Neponset's $55 million in long-term debt.
Doctors Corporation of America, Scottsdale, Ariz., agreed to buy 80% of 195-bed Boston Regional Medical Center, Stoneham, for about
$52 million. The deal is expected to close by April. Atlantic Adventist Healthcare Corp., Rockville, Md., will continue to hold the remaining interest.
169-bed Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, 176-bed Malden (Mass.) Hospital and 343-bed Melrose-Wakefield/Whidden Hospitals of Melrose and Everett, Mass., merged.
348-bed New England Medical Center, Boston, merged with five-hospital Lifespan, Providence, R.I.
291-bed North Shore Medical Center, Salem, acquired 189-bed AtlantiCare Medical Center, Lynn, in return for assuming AtlantiCare's $38 million in debt.
Olympus Healthcare Group, Westborough, acquired 120-bed Middlesex Hospital, Waltham, for $4.4 million. Separately, Olympus agreed to acquire 110-bed Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital, Braintree, for $5.9 million. The deal is pending.
Five-hospital Partners Healthcare System, Boston, began preliminary discussions to acquire 273-bed Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton.
388-bed University of Massachusetts Clinical System and three-hospital Memorial Health Care, both based in Worcester, agreed to merge in a deal expected to close early this year. Subsequently, UMass Memorial Health Care gained voting control of 180-bed HealthAlliance, Leominster, in a corporate restructuring. UMass will provide more than $50 million for capital and community services.
382-bed Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and 529-bed Butterworth Health System, both of Grand Rapids, merged.
343-bed Ingham Regional Medical Center, formerly Michigan Capital Medical Center, Lansing, merged with the two-hospital McLaren Health Care Corp., Flint.
469-bed Sinai Hospital, Detroit, merged with seven-hospital Detroit Medical Center, which paid an undisclosed amount for Sinai's assets to a foundation associated with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
273-bed St. Luke's Hospital and 249-bed Saginaw General Hospital, both in Saginaw, agreed to merge in a deal expected to close early this year.
379-bed Sparrow Health Systems and 375-bed St. Lawrence Hospital and Healthcare Services, both of Lansing, merged.
Transitional Hospitals, Las Vegas, bought 240-bed Michigan Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, for $6.5 million.
Benedictine Health System, Duluth, and affiliated two-hospital St. Mary's/Duluth (Minn.) Clinic began a three-year lease of 30-bed Pine Medical Center, Sandstone. Separately, Benedictine, St. Mary's Duluth and Allina Health System, Minneapolis, bought 73-bed Itasca Medical Center, Grand Rapids, for about $25 million in considerations.
Seven-hospital Fairview Health System, Minneapolis, acquired two-hospital University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, also of Minneapolis, for more than $87 million. Separately, 68-bed River Region Health Services merge with a Fairview physician group to become part of the system.
66-bed Lake View Memorial Hospital, Two Harbors, and 262-bed St. Luke's Hospital, Duluth, agreed to a mergerlike partnership, which was completed Jan. 1.
Eight-hospital Mayo Health System, Rochester, announced plans to affiliate with 24-bed Springfield (Minn.) Community Hospital in a deal splitting the city-owned hospital's assets between the city and Mayo. Separately, Mayo announced plans to affiliate with 19-bed Waseca (Minn.) Area Medical Center under a similar structure. Both deals were completed Jan. 1.