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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Watson Community Hospital provides community medical services to Watsonville, CA. The hospital offers a full range of services including emergency, imaging, cardiac care, laboratory, maternity and orthopedic services. It was acquired by Halsen Healthcare for $37.5M.

  • Headquarters: Watsonville, CA

  • Number of Beds: N/A

  • Industry: Hospital/Inpatient Services

  • Services: Community Medical Services

  • Acquired By: Halsen Healthcare

  • Acquisition Date: June 7, 2019

  • Type: Acquired

  • Deal Amount: $37.5 Million

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Article commentary by: Tina Sui, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

65 medical office building transactions closed in June, totaling over $652 million or 1.985 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 11 (16.92% of total), followed by Washington with 7 sales (10.77% of total). The average deal size was $10.8 million. The sale of Genesee Plaza in San Diego for $90 million was the largest transaction during June, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Article written by: Susannah Luthi, Modern Healthcare, July 24, 2019

The Senate's major proposal to cut drug prices is roiling Washington's pharma lobbying world, but with the sectors of the U.S. healthcare system so deeply entwined, hospitals and doctors would see some financial changes too, as the package would save more than $100 billion over a decade... Read the full article here.

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Article written by: Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, July 18, 2019

Total transacted revenue, $11.3 billion, was above the norm for a single quarter and nearly four times the revenue of Q2 2018.

The total number of transactions involving hospitals and health systems dropped in the second quarter of 2019, but the size of the mergers and acquisitions announced pushed total transacted revenue to its highest levels since 2017. Those are among the findings of the Q2 2019 M&A Activity Report from Kaufman Hall... Read the full article here.

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Article written by: American Heart Association, June 12, 2019

A vast majority of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, consider access to health care in rural communities an important issue. Additionally, three in five voters think it is so important, they would vote for a candidate in the 2020 election who prioritized rural health in the campaign.

These are encouraging findings from a new poll released by the Bipartisan Policy Center and the American Heart Association... Read the full article here.

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Article written by: Berkeley Lovelace Jr., CNBC, June 24, 2019

President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order designed to pressure insurers, doctors and other health-care providers to disclose more information about their prices.

The executive order will direct the Department of Health and Human Services to require hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates for services, as well as provide patients with out-of-pocket costs before their procedures... Read the full article here.

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Article commentary by: Tina Sui, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

April 2019:

83 medical office building transactions closed, totaling over $470.2 million or 2.371 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 15 (18.07% of total), followed by Florida with 9 sales (10.84% of total). The average deal size was $7.23 million. MB Real Estate’s $30.2 million acquisition of 3640 Medical Arts & Conference Center was the largest transaction, according to Real Capital Analytics.

May 2019:

126 medical office building transactions closed, totaling over $1.468 Billion or 5.339 million square feet. North Carolina had the most medical office building transactions with 23 (18.25% of total), follo...

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Gamma West is a group of clinics providing cancer care and treatment services. The company was acquired by the Integrated Oncology Network. Financial sponsors include BPEA Private Equity, Capricorn Investment Group and Silver Oak Partners.

  • Headquarters: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Number of Beds: N/A

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Imaging Services

  • Acquired By: Integrated Oncology Network

  • Acquisition Date: May 13, 2019

  • Type: Acquired

  • Deal Amount: Not Disclosed

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Article commentary by: Tina Sui, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

Seventy-eight medical office building transactions closed in March, totaling over $574.2 million or 2.587 million square feet. California had the most medical office building transactions with 13 (16.67% of total), followed by North Carolina with 11 sales (14.10% of total). The average deal size was $8.97 million. Welltower’s $64.8 million acquisition of an office portfolio in NC was the largest transaction during February, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Source: Real Capital Analytics, as of May 22, 2019

Article commentary by: Todd Perman, CCIM, Vice Chairman, Global Healthcare Services

Breaking News – The upcoming election will bring further debate on the right solutions for healthcare reform, single payer system, state issues around control of insurance, and payer models. Democrats and Republicans regardless of political preference will be trying to use this as a platform for the election. What does this mean for the providers, the patients, and the economic direction of healthcare?

Article written by: Shefali Luthra, KHN, May 1, 2019

Progressive Democrats have rallied around “Medicare-for-all,” a single-payer health plan popularized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now, some of Washington’s official bean counters a...

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