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November 2014

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Narayana Health buys Westbank Hospital in West Bengal, India
26 November 2014 India-based multi-specialty tertiary care hospital Narayana Health has acquired Westbank Hospital for Rs1,500m...

HealthSouth to buy Encompass for $750m
25 November 2014 US-based inpatient rehabilitation hospitals operator HealthSouth has signed an agreement to acquire EHHI Holdings that owns Encompass Home Health and Hospice for...

Apollo Hospitals and Fiji National University collaborate for healthcare development in Fiji
24 November 2014 India-based Apollo Hospitals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fiji National University to develop healthcare in...

Prime Healthcare to acquire St Joseph Mercy Port Huron hospital in US
21 November 2014 US-based hospital system Prime Healthcare Services has signed an agreement with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) and Trinity Health to acquire St Joseph Mercy Port Huron...

Private health firms set to secure UK NHS contracts worth £9bn
20 November 2014 More than £9bn worth of UK National Health Service (NHS) contracts for patient-related services is set to be secured by various private health firms, a research has...

CDI more common than MRSA infections in hospitals, says European consensus report
19 November 2014 A European clinician consensus report has revealed that Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is twice as common than MRSA infections in...

CMC-Union completes expansion project at its Monroe hospital, US
18 November 2014 US-based Carolinas Medical Center-Union (CMC-Union) has opened a new 87,000ft² women and children's centre, at its hospital in Monroe, North...

UAE’s KEF to build 500-bed hospital in Calicut, India
17 November 2014 UAE-based multinational holding company KEF Holdings is set to construct a 500-bed Premium Medical Healthcare Providers (PMHP) hospital in Calicut,...

Fresenius subsidiary to acquire hospitalist services provider Cogent Healthcare
14 November 2014 Germany-based Fresenius Medical Care's subsidiary Sound Physicians has signed an agreement to acquire hospitalist and intensivist services provider, Cogent...

Kindred Healthcare to buy Centerre for $195m
13 November 2014 US-based Kindred Healthcare has entered into an agreement to acquire inpatient rehabilitation hospitals operator, Centerre Healthcare, for $195m in...

Prime Healthcare Services to acquire 177-bed hospital in Nevada, US
12 November 2014 US-based IASIS Healthcare has signed an agreement to sell its North Vista Hospital to Prime Healthcare...

Siemens installs Ysio X-ray systems at Blackpool Victoria Hospital in UK
11 November 2014 Siemens Healthcare has installed five Ysio X-ray systems at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital in Lancashire,...

CHS to sell 281-bed hospital to Prime Healthcare Services
10 November 2014 US-based Community Health Systems' (CHS) subsidiaries have signed an agreement to sell Riverview Regional Medical Center and related outpatient services to Prime Healthcare...

Botsford announces $160m hospital expansion project
07 November 2014 US-based Botsford Hospital, part of Beaumont Health, has unveiled an expansion project involving an investment of...

UK opens new Ebola treatment facility in Sierra Leone
06 November 2014 A new British Ebola treatment facility has opened in Kerry Town, near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, as part of efforts to assist in tackling the unprecedented...

Baxter to develop new hospital admixing facility in Canada
05 November 2014 Baxter has unveiled plans to construct a new facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, for the centralised intravenous admixing pharmacy service...

Community Health Systems buys 125-bed hospital in South Carolina, US
04 November 2014 US-based Community Health Systems (CHS) subsidiary has acquired Gaffney Medical Centre in South...

Aurora Diagnostics acquires West Georgia Pathology
03 November 2014 US-based independent specialised laboratory company Aurora Diagnostics has acquired West Georgia Pathology, a hospital-based practice in...

October 2014

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UT Southwestern to open $800m hospital in US
31 October 2014 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre (UT Southwestern) is set to open its new $800m hospital on 6...

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to install diagnostic ultrasound system
30 October 2014 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the department of radiology and the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment is set to install an ultrasound enhancement system developed by...

Healthscope selected as preferred bidder for Sydney’s $1bn Northern Beaches Hospital
29 October 2014 Healthscope has been selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of the new $1bn Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney,...