St. Joseph Mercy Health System acquires Michigan Heart, PC; Centennial Medical Center gets approval to build 24-hour ED;

> Centennial Medical Center's plans for a 24-hour ED in Spring Hill, Tenn., got the go-ahead from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency Wednesday, the Daily Herald reports. Article

> Carolinas HealthCare System, Novant Health Inc. and Tenet are vying to build a hospital in Fort Mill, S.C., the Charlotte Business Journal reports. Article

> San Antonio-based Methodist Healthcare announced that smoking will be banned on its premises, the San Antonio Business Journal reports. Article

> St. Joseph Mercy Health System is acquiring Michigan Heart PC, a cardiovascular practice with serves about 60,000 patients a year, reports. Article

> North Country Health Services based in Bemidji, Minn., and Sanford Health, based in Fargo, N.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D., have agreed to merge to create a new, integrated healthcare delivery system. Press release

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