Atlanta health system to sell 2 hospitals for $8.3M; Bill with hospital Medicaid cuts reaches Florida governor;

> TPG Capital, the parent company to Iasis Healthcare Corp., is considering selling it, reported Bloomberg News. The Texas company, which acquired Iasis for about $1.4 billion in 2004, wants about $2.4 billion. Article

> In Georgia, Atlanta's SunLink Health Systems entered an $8.3 million deal to sell its Memorial Hospital of Adel and Memorial Convalescent Center to the Tift County Hospital Authority, the system announced Friday. Press release

> Adventist Health System has partnered with USF Health in research at four of its Tampa Bay area hospitals, reported the Brandon News and Tribune. Adventist will invest $14 million over three years for USF faculty, fellows, medical residents and staff at USF. Article

> The Florida legislature Friday passed a state budget that included Medicaid cuts to hospitals and long-term care providers, reported The Palm Beach Post. Article

> Patients are suffering with California's Medi-Cal overhaul, according to California Watch. Patient advocates testified last week in a legislative oversight hearing that the Medi-Cal changes have made it difficult to obtain necessary care. Article

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