After a decade of "merger mania," many organizations now are taking a step back and looking to unwind past partnerships or call off deals before they are finalized.
A coalition of attorneys general is urging an appellate court to block the merger of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood (N.J.) Health.
Contrary to what health care executives advertise, hospital mergers and acquisitions aren’t good for patients. They rarely improve access to health care or its quality, and they don’t reduce prices. But the system in place to stop them is often...
Hackensack Meridian Health has not given up its fight to acquire Englewood Health, despite a federal court order earlier this month.
A federal judge this week temporarily blocked Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the state’s largest health care systems, from acquiring Englewood Health.
Taken from The Philadelphia Inquirer By Harold Brubaker March 1, 2021 Read the article here.
New Jersey healthcare system merger would increase price and reduce quality of healthcare
Trinitas Regional Medical Center and its affiliates will become part of RWJBarnabas Health under a definitive merger agreement the systems entered into on Nov. 11.
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it will challenge the proposed merger between two Philadelphia-area not-for-profit health systems on the grounds the combination would reduce competition.
Every year, New Jersey’s health care system moves one merger closer to making independent hospitals a relic of the past.
Hospital mergers are on the rise but standalone facilities are finding ways to survive.
Financial pressures and an increasingly competitive market are driving the consolidation of hospitals in New Jersey. While traditional hospital mergers and acquisitions will continue, an uptick in non-traditional alliances will also occur in 2020.
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and RWJBarnabas Health announced on Dec. 16 that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore a potential partnership.
Many liberals and a growing number of Democratic presidential candidates have embraced a bold idea for reforming America’s broken healthcare system.
Bayonne Medical Center is looking for a merger partner amid a consolidation wave, but residents worry about losing access to acute care...
The merger mania reshaping the Philadelphia region’s health care industry over the past few years is evident by the changes at the top of this year’s Philadelphia Business Journal ranking of the region’s largest health systems.
RWJBarnabas, one of the state’s largest health care systems, is set to acquire Christ Hospital and Hoboken University Medical Center in a deal that could drastically change the health care landscape in Hudson County.
The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to five health insurance companies and two health systems to provide information that will allow the agency to study the effects of certificates of public advantage (COPAs) on prices, quality, access, and innovation...
Statement by Debbie White, RN and President regarding the announcement by Englewood Health on the merger into the Hackensack Meridian Health System
A partnership between Hackensack Meridian Health and St. Joseph's Health announced Wednesday will focus on cancer care Alexis Shanes, North Jersey Record
Trinitas Regional Medical Center and RWJBarnabas Health announced on Thursday it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI)...
Nearly 3 in 4 hospital markets around the U.S. are "highly concentrated," according to a new Healthy Marketplace Index report by the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).
Judge Paula Dow issued a court order approving the proposed transaction Tuesday morning following a brief hearing at the Olde Historic Courthouse in Mount Holly that featured no objections. MOUNT HOLLY — A Superior Court judge has given the green
The proposed deal calls for Virtua to acquire Lourdes and its hospitals, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro and Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden, as well as Lourdes’ nursing school, medical associates and cardiology offices. TRENTON —
Taken from NJ.com By Susan K. Livio March 21, 2019 Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth is in confidential negotiations to join one of the state’s largest hospital systems, continuing a decade-long frenzy of mergers in New Jersey’s fierce healthcare market,
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The company’s future plan for the 173-bed Willingboro hospital was revealed in documents filed with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office as part of the agency’s ongoing review of the proposed merger between the two South Jersey health care systems.
Virtua announced in June it signed a definitive agreement with Lourdes’ parent company, Maxis, to acquire Lourdes and its hospitals Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro and Our Lady of Lourdes in Camden.
The merger of Hackensack Meridian Health and Carrier Clinic is official, and executives already have plans underway for several behavioral health projects throughout the region.
Add “hospital consolidation” to the list of health-care problems on which Democrats want to pressure the Trump administration once they take control of the House in January.
A new name. Millions in investments. Major renovations. New services. Some 300 new employees. Will it be enough to turn around an ailing, nearly 100-year-old hospital in rural South Jersey?
The nation’s hospitals have been merging at a rapid pace for a decade, forming powerful organizations that influence nearly every health care decision consumers make.
Hello, my name is Patrice Sharkey and I am a nurse at Salem Hospital and a member of HPAE Local 5142, which represents 110 nurses at Memorial Hospital of Salem County.
Carrier Clinic, a renowned, century-old psychiatric facility in Somerset County, will merge with Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest hospital chain and healthcare provider in New Jersey...
Healthcare merger and acquisition deals impact patient access to care and care costs, although its up to debate whether it is for better or for worse.
Taken from the TapInto Camden, June 5, 2018 Camden, NJ—Virtua Health has signed an agreement to acquire Lourdes Health System from Trinity Health, including Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. The boards of Virtua Health and Maxis Health System, an
On April 27, 2018, the United States Senate confirmed President Trump’s five nominees for Commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
South Jersey leaders are cautiously optimistic about the plans of a healthcare facility group to revitalize a long-struggling Salem County hospital.
Taken from NJ.com, March 15, 2018 Susan K. Livio Looking to expand its vast holdings in New Jersey to include more addiction treatment and mental health services, Hackensack Meridian Health announced Thursday it was exploring a partnership with Carrier Clinic
Two south Jersey hospital chains announced Thursday they are exploring a merger, a deal that would make them one of the most formidable health care networks in the outer-Philadelphia region.
The trend of big health care systems expanding through mergers should continue this year, and one of the big ones could involve Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick and RWJBarnabas Health.
Hackensack Meridian Health Wednesday announced it now owns JFK Medical Center in Edison, a deal that creates the largest hospital chain in New Jersey.
The state has approved the sale of Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, the Secaucus hospital where admissions have plummeted under private ownership, to a multimillionaire real-estate developer who owns a Bergen County surgical center.
Cooper University Health Care said Friday it "will no longer pursue the acquisition" of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and other assets of a Catholic-run health system.
Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.
Cooper University Health announced Thursday it plans to acquire three Catholic hospitals in central and south Jersey, creating the fourth largest healthcare chain in a state in which mergers have become routine business.
JFK Health in Edison, one of the last few remaining independent hospitals in New Jersey, will merge with one of the largest health provider chains in the state, according to an announcement by top officials at both nonprofit entities on
The University of Pennsylvania Medicine is about to add its first New Jersey member – Princeton HealthCare System.
From Becker’s Hospital CFO Increased competition and lower state subsidies for charity care are putting pressure on nonprofit hospitals in New Jersey, according to a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service. Increased healthcare consolidation has impacted hospitals across the nation, and
The proposed health insurance mega-merger between Anthem and Cignaheads to court on Monday, as the companies face off against a Justice Department seeking to block their $48 billion deal.
A number of forces, not least Obamacare, are prompting hospitals to consolidate. But will some communities lose out in the new healthcare landscape?
A federal appeals court decision Tuesday pausing Penn State Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center's merger with PinnacleHealth System has placed the Federal Trade Commission's hospital antitrust review program back on stable ground after a couple concerning losses.
HPAE members testifed at two public hearings held yesterday to review the proposed merger of the Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health. While supporting the pending merger of Hackensack and Meridian, they urged the New Jersey Attorney General
On May 4, public hearings will be held in Hackensack, NJ and Neptune, NJ to review the Hackensack-Meridian merger. New Jersey’s Attorney General is required to schedule hearings where the public can testify about the merger. HPAE leaders from Jersey
With the merger of Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network drawing closer, leaders of the four HPAE locals who will be dealing with the new, mega health system met recently to discuss a united strategy for the merger
Palisades Medical Center and The Harborage are now officially part of the Hackensack Health System. Palisades Medical Center will be called HackensackUMC Palisades. HPAE has issued a press release on the merger, including the following comment from Local 5030 President Michele
From The Record HackensackUMC Palisades, as it will now be known, will become a fully owned part of the system that includes the flagship Hackensack University Medical Center, two jointly owned hospitals in Westwood and Montclair, and the affiliated Englewood
At a public hearing before the Office of the NJ Attorney General, held on December 3, Local 5030 VP Zahia Zhort spoke in support, with conditions, of the proposed affiliation agreement between Hackensack University Health Network (HUHN) and Palisades
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