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a subsidiary of

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Medical Mutual
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Paramount Health (Subsidiary of ProMedica)
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Acquisition
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has signed a definitive agreement to merge with 

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to unite as one health system under OHSU Health

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Legacy Health
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Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
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Merger
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a subsidiary of

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has formed a strategic combination with

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Advocate Health
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Harbin Clinic
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Acquisition
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has acquired

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BJC HealthCare
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Surgery Center of Farmington
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Acquisition
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has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Tennova Healthcare-Cleveland, a subsidiary of

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Hamilton Healthcare
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Community Health Systems
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Acquisition
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has entered into a letter of intent to join

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Saint Peter's Healthcare System
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Atlantic Health System
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Change of Corporate Member
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has entered into a definitive agreement to join

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Nuvance Health
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Northwell Health
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Change of Corporate Member
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has entered into a definitive agreement with 

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Evangelical Community Hospital
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WellSpan Health
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Change of Corporate Member
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has entered into a letter of intent to sell certain assets to the

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Fairview Health Services
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University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians
Engagement Type
Acquisition
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has entered into a letter of intent outlining a planned acquisition by

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Summa Health
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Health Assurance Transformation Company
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Acquisition
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has merged with

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BJC HealthCare
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Saint Luke's Health System
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Change of Corporate Member
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has entered into a strategic partnership with 

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Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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Beth Israel Lahey Health
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Joint Venture / Joint Operating Agreement
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has been acquired by

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Flagler Health+ (renamed to UF Health St. John's)
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University of Florida Health (UF Health)
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Acquisition
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has acquired

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Tampa General Hospital
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CHS
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Acquisition
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St. Luke's
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Aspirus, Inc.
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has acquired Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital from

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The Guthrie Clinic
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Ascension Health
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Change of Corporate Member
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has transferred its membership interest to

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Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
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Deaconess
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Change of Corporate Member
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has transferred its membership interest to

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Exeter Health Resources
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Beth Israel Lahey Health
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Change of Corporate Member

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Who We Are and Who We Serve

How We Help

Our M&A team helps structure innovative transactions that address our clients' strategic initiatives, grow their business, facilitate entry into new markets, or enhance their product and service offerings.

Our sell-side approach pairs in-depth, deal-specific experience with an appreciation that each client's journey is unique. We recognize that each organization defines success differently. That's why the first question we always ask is, "What are your goals?"

We'll coordinate the solicitation process, develop key terms, coordinate due diligence, and lead negotiation of definitive agreements. Our deep and diverse experience in M&A and strategic partnerships sets us apart from our competitors and allows us to address any issue that arises and rigorously defend the interests of our clients. As appropriate, we also have access to numerous other Kaufman Hall executives whose expertise in other disciplines can inform the transaction decision.

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Our team has unparalleled business intelligence and insights in the healthcare space--enabling us to function as true thought partners with our clients. Working with our clients and their partners, we design and support a transaction process that focuses on development of business rationale, confirmation of strategic benefit, structuring of the transaction, and construction of the partnership agreements. In facilitated discussions, our team often acts as the lead, working collaboratively with the parties in the transaction to evaluate and successfully complete the partnership. At each step, our focus is your strategic interests, compatibility of cultures, and a vision for how the partnership will function.

Explore Our Facilitated Partnership Work

We provide expert transaction advisory solutions specific to your needs as you seek to partner with or acquire another organization. We help our clients assess the strategic and financial impact of a potential opportunity and determine the right form and structure for a transaction, because we've been there before.

This approach empowers you to assess whether a potential partner is the right fit and enables you to make a competitive offer. Our tailored, client-based approach ensures we aggressively represent your best interests at all times.

Explore Our Buy-Side Work

Creative affiliations and joint ventures play a larger role in meeting the strategic needs and financial demands of healthcare organizations. Our tailored approach is to provide objective advice, the best possible information, and a strategic advantage in decision-making. And we can do this because we have deep experience in these types of deals. We combine M&A, financial and capital planning, and corporate finance advisory to bring a breadth of capabilities, expertience, and an unparalleled depth of healthcare industry knowledge to these transactions, giving our clients a leg up at the negotiation table.

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Clients We Advise

We are the most active M&A advisor in the healthcare industry.


Our experience spans the healthcare industry, including hospitals and health systems, physician groups, specialty provider organizations, health plans, and private equity and venture capital firms. This unparalleled experience gives our clients an advantage when exploring and implementing strategic partnerships and M&A transactions.

We advise large health systems, including leading national organizations, regional organizations spanning multiple markets and states, and leading local health systems

We advise academic medical centers with multifaceted operations that often include the tripartite mission of delivering healthcare services, providing medical education and training, and leading clinical research.

We advise community hospitals ranging from multisite facilities to single hospital locations, including:

  • Sole Community Providers
  • Safety Net Hospitals
  • Urban and Suburban Hospitals
  • Rural Hospitals
  • Critical Access Hospitals

We advise  mission-driven, religious-sponsored hospitals & health systems operating across multiple regions or in a single facility or market.

We advise a diverse array of organizations in the healthcare space, including:

  • Physicians and Physician Groups
  • Homecare, Hospice, and Post-Acute Services
  • ASCs, Specialty, and Outpatient Surgery
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic Services
  • Health Plans and Managed Care Organizations
  • Financial Sponsors and Lenders

Sectors We Serve

Our Experience: Our experience with physician groups ranges from primary care organizations to single-specialty practices to multispecialty and accountable care organizations and groups.

Understanding the Situation: We have extensive experience in structuring optimized partnership strategies that enable physician practices to generate new revenue, recruit and retain new providers, increase scale, and manage costs to compete more effectively and deliver the best care to patients.

Changes to traditional delivery models present new opportunities for multispecialty and specialty physician groups to use partnerships in achieving their strategic and financial goals.

An optimized partnership strategy can enable physician practices to generate new revenue, recruit/retain providers, increase scale, and manage costs to compete more effectively and deliver the best care to patients. Changes in the traditional model of healthcare delivery for physicians present new opportunities for multispecialty and specialty physician groups to use partnerships in achieving their strategic and financial goals.

Our experience with physician groups spans from primary-focused to single-specialty practices, as well as multispecialty and accountable care organizations and groups.

Our Experience: We understand the unique dynamics of the post-acute sector and have the expertise and experience to develop optimal partnerships, including fully integrated solutions like buying or selling, as well as affiliations with strategic or financial partners.

Understanding the Situation: We understand the impact of major industry trends--including the shift to value-based payment models and growth in alternative on-premise and virtual sites of care and new care delivery models--on post-acute care. Our insights help shape how we partner with clients in this sector. 

Our Experience: We have deep experience advising independent, physician-owned, and system-affiliated organizations on a broad range of strategic options and transaction structures.

Understanding the Situation: With this experience, we know that finding the right setting for elective surgeries is essential to delivering optimal clinical outcomes in a cost-effective manner across multiple specialties. We help our clients find the right option that is best for their patients and their organization's culture.

Our Experience: We work with hospital-based and independent labs across the country to assess their market positions and determine the optimal transaction strategy.

Understanding the Situation: The clinical lab industry is increasingly challenged by escalating costs, disruptive innovation, and the need for scale. In-reach/outreach platforms launched at health systems across the country historically enjoyed healthy margins, but lower volumes, lower rates, and cost structure impacts threaten those margins. These trends will lead to continued consolidation and partnerships for laboratory and diagnostic services providers as organizations explore sales, partnerships, and other affiliations as a way to scale up and become more competitive.

Our Experience: We work with health plans and managed care organizations seeking to develop new products or expand into new markets. Our experience also includes provider partnerships that can enhance member offerings and growth to improve health outcomes and reduce costs.

Understanding the Situation: We factor in the ongoing shift to value-based care, as well as the ability to improve population health management through new and innovative risk-based partnerships. 

Our Experience: We are the top strategic advisor to health systems seeking partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and divestures. We lead large and often complicated mergers and combinations, developing acquisition growth strategies and advising on divestures of existing business units or service lines.

We are the most active advisor to community hospitals seeking to strengthen their market position through partnerships and M&A transactions--implementing growth strategies, organizing systems of care, structuring focused service line and business unit collaborations, and facilitating discussions with financial and strategic partners.

Understanding the Situation: Evolving delivery models, changes to the payment, regulatory, and policy environment, and the focus on delivering value while optimizing volume shape the transaction landscape and inform how our team crafts tailored strategies for our hospital and health system clients.

The Most Active and Experienced Team of Advisors

Our reputation is built on achieving exceptional outcomes for you.

Our strategic advisors are skilled in sell-side, buy-side, facilitated partnerships, provider affiliations, and joint ventures across the full range of organizations in the healthcare transaction landscape.

With our deep and diverse experience, we understand that each of our clients has unique goals and definitions of success and we center these at the start of all our relationships. With these factors at the forefront, we are able to craft the right approach to partnership for each and every one of our clients.

Kristofer-Blohm
Kris Blohm counsels executives and boards nationwide on a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, strategic investments, as well as other partnership and affiliation structures.
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Eb LeMaster is a Managing Director for Kaufman Hall’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. He works with a variety of healthcare clients, providing merger, acquisition, and other partnership advisory services primarily to not-for-profit healthcare providers on both acute and non-acute care businesses.
David Cyganowski
David Cyganowski has more than 35 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor to healthcare leaders. His focus is supporting large-scale strategic transformations for healthcare delivery systems to enable them to be leaders in the new healthcare ecosystem.
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Jody-Hill-Mischel
Jody Hill-Mischel is an expert counsel to healthcare leaders in the areas of treasury and capital markets, strategic financial and capital planning, strategic options assessment, divestitures, and mergers, acquisitions, and other partnership arrangements.
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Nora-Kelly
Nora Kelly is a Managing Director in Kaufman Hall’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategy and Business Transformation practices. She is responsible for strategic financial planning, capital allocation, debt-related financial advisory, and mergers and acquisitions for medical groups, academic medical centers, health systems and health plans.
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Matt-Robbins
Matt Robbins provides partnership and financial advisory services for a broad range of healthcare clients engaged in various types of transactions, such as borrowings, debt restructurings, derivatives, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
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Jake Aygun is a Senior Vice President for Kaufman Hall’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. He works with a variety of healthcare clients, providing merger, acquisition, and other partnership advisory services primarily to not-for-profit healthcare providers on both acute and non-acute care businesses.
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Nick Bidwell is a Managing Director of Kaufman Hall and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. His responsibilities include transaction management, valuation and financial modeling, and overall financial and strategic advisory.
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Peter Delaney headshot
Peter Delaney is a Senior Vice President for Kaufman Hall’s Treasury and Capital Markets, and Partnerships, Mergers and Acquisitions practices. He advises healthcare and senior living clients nationwide on credit positioning, debt offerings, interest rate swaps, and M&A and affiliation transactions.
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Nick Gialessas is a Managing Director at Kaufman Hall and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. Focused on providing merger and acquisition advisory services to healthcare organizations including health systems, physician practices, laboratory services, managed care companies and other non-acute businesses.
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Chris Peltola is a Senior Vice President with the Mergers and Acquisitions practice of Kaufman Hall. His responsibilities focus on leading healthcare transactions and engagements for clients, including sell-side and buy-side M&A transactions, joint venture evaluation, valuation analyses, strategic and growth options evaluations and other similar engagements.
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Adnan Qureshi
Adnan Qureshi is a Senior Vice President with the Mergers and Acquisitions practice at Kaufman Hall. He provides merger, acquisition, joint venture, and other strategic advisory services for healthcare providers and investors.
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James Tompkins headshot
James Tompkins is a Senior Vice President in Kaufman Hall's Mergers and Acquisitions practice. He works with healthcare clients on a broad range of strategic transactions and partnerships, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and a variety of other affiliations and collaborations.
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