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Bruce Murphy in 2011.
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Arkansas Heart Hospital Contract with Saline Memorial to End

Arkansas Heart Hospital of Little Rock said Thursday that its cardiac coverage agreement with Saline Memorial Hospital of Benton will end Sept. 30 after five years. read more >
Health Care / Nonprofits / Public Companies

Saline Memorial Inks Partnership with Capella Healthcare

After ending partnership talks in December, Saline Memorial Hospital's board of directors voted to create a public-private partnership with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee. read more >
Business Services / Health Care

Saline Memorial Hospital Ends Partnership Talks with Capella

Saline Memorial Hospital's board of directors voted Wednesday to end it its partnership talks with Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee. Since May, the 117-bed hospital and Capella had been exploring the possibility of a partnership. read more >
Health Care

Partnership Negotiations Continue for Saline Memorial, Capella Healthcare

The partnership talks are continuing between Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton and Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tennessee. read more >
National Park Medical Center, Hot Springs
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Health Care / Insurance

National Park Medical Center on List For High Markups

An official with National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs last week blasted a report that said the hospital had one of the highest price markups in the country. read more >
2. In April, Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., announced plans to buy Mercy Hot Springs, formerly St. Joseph’s Mercy Health System. 
Health Care

St. Vincent Completes Purchase of Mercy Hot Springs Hospital

Catholic Health Initiatives of Englewood, Colo., and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock, say they have completed their purchase of Mercy Hot Springs' hospital and physician clinic. read more >
Health Care

Mercy Health, Catholic Health Initiatives Sign Letter of Intent for Mercy Hot Springs

Mercy Health of Chesterfield, Mo., and Catholic Health Initiatives sign a non-binding letter of intent to sell Mercy Hot Springs hospital and physician clinic to CHI and its affiliate, St. Vincent Health System in Little Rock. read more >
National Park Medical Center, Hot Springs. 
Construction / Health Care

Talk of Sale Overshadows Expansion at National Park Medical Center

The potential sale of Capella raised questions about the future of the National Park expansion project, but it appears the work is moving forward. read more >
Health Care

Little Rock Diocese Says Mercy, St. Vincent Talks ‘Welcome News’

The Diocese of Little Rock says it's welcoming the news that Mercy Health is in talks with Catholic Health Initiatives over the sale of its hospital in Hot Springs. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Health Care / Investments / Nonprofits

Mercy Still Seeking Buyer, New Path for Hot Springs Hospital

Mercy Health still is interested in selling Mercy Hot Springs, CEO Lynn Britton says in a statement released Friday, even though a deal to sell the Catholic hospital to Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., collapsed last month. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Government & Politics / Health Care

FTC Had ‘Serious Concerns’ With Proposed Mercy, Capella Deal

The Federal Trade Commission says it was prepared to challenge the proposed sale of Mercy Health's Hot Springs health system to Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., had the deal moved forward. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Health Care

Capella Healthcare, Mercy Health End Merger Talks in Hot Springs

Capella Healthcare and Mercy Health say they have "ended their discussions at this time to join together National Park Medical Center and Mercy Hot Springs." The deal faced opposition almost from the start. read more >
Hot Spring County Medical Center in Malvern may form a partnership with Baptist Health. 
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Malvern Hospital Seeks Baptist Health Deal

Hot Spring County Medical Center of Malvern is in talks to form a partnership with Baptist Health of Little Rock. If the deal is approved by the Hot Spring County Quorum Court, Baptist Health would operate the 72-bed hospital, said HSC Medical Center CEO Sheila Williams. read more >
Health Care / Legal

Capella Healthcare Says Nothing Shaky about FTC Investigation

A spokeswoman for Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn., says Whispers was wrong last week when it reported on a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the pending sale of Mercy Hot Springs to Capella. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

FTC Subpoena Puts Mercy Hot Springs Sale to Capella On Shaky Ground

The Federal Trade Commission has issued at least one subpoena involving an investigation into the planned purchase of Mercy Hot Springs by Capella Healthcare of Franklin, Tenn. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Health Care

Bishop Meets with Mercy Health Ministry Chairman About Merger

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor of the Diocese of Little Rock meets with Charles E. Thoele, chairman of the board of Mercy Health Ministry, and Mercy board member Roch Rockledge about plans to sell Mercy Hot Springs to Capella Healthcare. read more >
Kim Day, left, will be interim president of Mercy Hot Springs following the resignation of Tim Johnsen on Dec. 7.
Health Care

Tim Johnsen, President of Mercy Hot Springs, to Resign Dec. 7

Ahead of Mercy's plan to sell its Hot Springs hospital to Capella Healthcare, Mercy Hospital President Tim Johnsen says he'll resign effective Dec. 7. Kim Day, president of Mercy’s central region, will be interim president. read more >
Health Care

Vatican Asks Mercy to Address Little Rock Bishop’s Concerns Over Capella Merger

The Vatican has slowed the merger of two Hot Springs hospitals after the Diocese of Little Rock raised concerns over the transfer of Mercy Hospital to Capella Healthcare. read more >
Mercy Health System in Hot Springs.
Health Care

In Hot Springs, Capella Healthcare, Mercy Sign Merger Agreement

Capella Healthcare and Mercy Health say they have signed an asset purchase agreement for the two Hot Springs organizations to merge under Capella's ownership. read more >