Hospital M&A activity continues in Connecticut

On Wednesday, the three-hospital Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) said it had agreed to a merger with New York-based Health Quest Systems, which would create a seven-hospital network led by WCHN CEO Dr. John Murphy.

While financial terms were not disclosed by either side, the deal must still pass through several rigorous regulatory approvals. 

Hartford HealthCare to acquire St. Vincent's in Bridgeport

Hartford HealthCare said Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, a deal that would add its first Fairfield County hospital.

Hospitals and health systems are big business in our state, contributing over $27.7B to the economy in 2016. How will OCHA view this potential transaction?