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Epilepsy management
U.S. Epilepsy Rates Continue to Rise

Epilepsy rates are rising in children and adults according to a new report from the CDC. The percentage of the U.S. population diagnosed with epilepsy rose from 0.8% in 2011 to 1.2% in 2015, totaling over 3 million adults and approximately 0.5 million children. Categorized as a spectrum disorder due…

2014-07-14 Community Health System Signs Definitive Agreement with Natchez Regional Medical System

For more hospital mergers and acquisitions, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. Business Wire reports that Community Health Systems, Inc. has announced their signing of definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Natchez Regional Medical Center of Natchez, Mississippi.  In March 2014, Natchez Regional Medical Center voluntarily filed for Chapter…

2014-07-31 ValleyCare’s Merger Agreement with Stanford Moving Forward

For more hospital mergers and acquisitions, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. Pleasanton Weekly reports that plans to merge ValleyCare Sytem and its Pleasanton medical center into the Stanford University health care system are proceeding and on schedule.  By merging with Stanford, ValleyCare could continue to deliver high quality heath…

2014-07-31 Legacy Healthcare Acquires St. Matthew Center for Health

For more hospital mergers and acquisitions, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. Park Ride Herald Advocate announces Legacy Health’s acquisition of St. Matthew Center for Health in Park Ridge, Illinois.  The facility will be renamed Avantara Park Ridge and will provide rehabilitation services and post-hospital nursing. The former St. Matthew…

2014-07-29 Ascension Signs Letter of Intent to Sell 2 Missouri Hospitals to Prime Healthcare Services

For more hospital mergers and acquisitions, you can view the entire newsletter or our news archive. Ascension reports that Carondelet Health, of Ascension, has signed a letter of intent with Prime Healthcare Services Inc. for the acquisition of the majority of the facilities of Carondelet Health. This acquisition will include St. Joseph Medical Center…

House Approves Funding for VA Healthcare

According to the AP, the House has approved a momentous bill that will help the Veterans Affairs Department eradicate the controversial long waits for healthcare. This $16.3 billion bill should allow the VA to hire thousands of new doctors.  More specifically, $10 billion is allotted for emergency spending, to aid…

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