“Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health Care and Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, announced they had completed a merger that has been in the works for six months,” Daily Journal reports. “The Baptist Memorial system has 17 hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson is the flagship hospital for the Mississippi Baptist system, which also has hospitals in Attala, Leake and Yazoo counties.”
“Methodist Healthcare System, a partnership between HCA and Methodist Healthcare Ministries, announced an agreement to acquire South Texas Regional Medical Center from Community Health Systems,” according to The Pleasanton Express. Methodist Healthcare System has 26 facilities and is the health care market leader in South Texas. South Texas Medical Center is a 67-bed hospital bought by Community Health System in 2001 and is one of its county’s largest employers.
“NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital recently received the coveted ‘People’s Choice Business of the Year award’ at a reception presented by the Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce,” reports Peekskill Patch. Stacey Petrower, President of NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, commented, “We recognize the importance of serving this community and are very excited to be adding OB/GYN with our existing internal medicine and ancillary services in the NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Medical Offices – Cold Spring, later this year. We are thankful for this recognition.”
Berger Health System in Circleville, Ohio, currently an independent, publicly-owned hospital, is looking to become a nonprofit hospital, according to Becker’s Healthcare. In doing so, “the hospital aims to eliminate the city and county’s liability and also improve the hospital’s ability to continue to deliver quality healthcare in the long term.” If the system attains the nonprofit status, it will begin discussions with OhioHealth system in Columbus for a “deeper affiliation.”
“John W. McGreevy, CPA, FHFMA, has accepted the position of president of Methodist Southlake Hospital,” Southlake Style reports. McGreevy most recently served for six years at Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics in East Texas as “Chief Executive Officer of Tyler hospital operations, including oversight of Mother Frances Hospital, the system’s 472-bed flagship hospital.”