201705.11
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The Health Care Authority of the City of Anniston acquired Stringfellow Memorial Hospital, clinics and outpatient services

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Transaction Announcement Ponder & Co. (“Ponder”) is pleased to announce that The Health Care Authority of the City of Annistion (the “Authority”) has acquired Stringfellow Memorial Hospital (“SMH”) and its associated physician clinics and outpatient services from Community Health System, Inc. (“CHS”). The purchase price of $25 million includes The Authority’s assumption of the approximately…

201703.15
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HaysMed has joined The University of Kansas Hospital

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Transaction Announcement Ponder & Co. (“Ponder”) is pleased to announce that Hays Medical Center d/b/a HaysMed, located in Hays, KS, has joined The University of Kansas Health System. Through the affiliation, they will enhance services and expand access to care for communities served by HaysMed including residents and patients across west-central Kansas. The affiliation enables…

201702.09
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Challenges in Public and Private Variable Rate Debt

Executive Summary Currently, there is a dislocation between SIFMA resets and its theoretical relationship with 1 month LIBOR Pre-2008 financial crisis, SIFMA reset between 60% and 70% of 1mL The current SIFMA / 1 month LIBOR ratio is approximately 86% Impact on SIFMA market is primarily a function of the decrease in demand due to…

201702.08
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Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. acquired Barrow Regional Medical Center and its affiliates

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Transaction Announcement Ponder & Co. (“Ponder”) is pleased to announce that Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc. (“NGHS”) has acquired Barrow Regional Medical Center (“BRMC”) and its affiliates, including Barrow Medical Group, from Quorum Health Corporation (“QHC”). BRMC will become Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow, NGHS’ third hospital campus. This transaction preserves and improves local access…

201701.20
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2016 M&A activity down from last year

By: Alyssa Rege (Becker’s Hospital Review, January 20, 2017) While hospital merger and acquisition activity fell during 2016 compared to the year prior, announced transaction activity in Q4 increased from the previous quarter, according to an analysis by Ponder & Co. Click here to read the full article

201701.01
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Ponder & Co. Executive Leadership Changes

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Ponder & Co. Executive Leadership Changes Ponder & Co., a leading financial advisory firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, today announced the following changes to its executive leadership team, which will become effective January 1, 2017. Terrence (Terry) Shirey, Managing Director in the Capital Advisory Group, and Julian Head, Managing Director in the Mergers…

201612.15
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Metro Health (MI) joined the University of Michigan Health System

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Transaction Announcement Ponder & Co. (“Ponder”) is pleased to announce that Metropolitan Hospital Corporation d/b/a Metro Health (“MHC”) has become part of the University of Michigan Health System (“UMHS”). Through the affiliation, MHC and UMHS will enhance services and expand access to care for communities around Grand Rapids and residents and patients across west Michigan….

201612.01
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FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. acquired Sandhills Regional Medical Center Corporation

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Transaction Announcement Ponder & Co. (“Ponder”) is pleased to announce that FirstHealth of the Carolina, Inc. (“FirstHealth”) has acquired Sandhills Regional Medical Center (“SHRMC”) and its affiliates from Quorum Health Corporation (“QHC”). This transaction preserves and improves local access to high quality affordable healthcare services for the residents of Hamlet, North Carolina and surrounding FirstHealth…

201611.29
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Health Care 2020 – Report 3 of 4 Consolidation

By: HFMA and contributors, including Eb LeMaster (HFMA online) The healthcare industry will continue to see rapid consolidation as key sectors assert the need to seek the economies of scale and efficiencies they claim are required to succeed in the era of value-based care, delivery, and payment. That is the conclusion of Health Care 2020: Consolidation,…