Nashville-based Centerre Healthcare will operate a new rehabilitation hospital in Arlington, Texas, in a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System, the Dallas Business Journal reports.
The Sanders Trust, a development group from Birmingham, Alabama, plans to begin construction on a $16 million, 40-bed rehabilitation hospital in Arlington, which will serve patients following stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
After construction, the Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington will be leased to Centerre and its partners. The company has partnerships with 12 other rehabilitation centers in eight states.
The leaders of a large Ohio hospital system have pulled out of talks to sell to Community Health Systems and the Cleveland Clinic and are seeking other buyers, reports Crain's Cleveland Business. The strategic partnership between Franklin-based CHS and the Cleveland Clinic had yielded a preliminary deal to buy Akron General Health System last August. But Crain's reports that Akron General CEO Dr. Thomas Stover said talks have ended due to disagreements between CHS and the Cleveland Clinic.
"In an e-mailed statement, Community Health Systems spokeswoman Tomi Galin said her company and the Clinic haven’t agreed how the joint venture would be structured. Subsequently, Akron General notified Community Health System it would explore other opportunities."
Stover tells Crain's Akron General plans to open talks with other possible buyers but isn't saying who they might be. The Akron deal would have been the first major acquisition between CHS and the Cleveland Clinic since the two launched a partnership last March as a consulting arrangement to share clinical and operational data.
The alliance did not involve any equity, but CHS president and CEO Wayne Smith said in May the two organizations had been contacted by several hospital leaders looking to sell.
Nashville-based HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. announced Monday plans to expand WestBow Press, its self-publishing alliance between HarperCollins and Author Solutions, a unit of Penguin Random House.
Author Solutions and Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins, formed WestBow Press in 2009 to offer a publishing alternative to new authors. Seeking to expand on WestBow Press' talent discovery, the group will now provide a self-publishing services division for the Zondervan publishing group, also a division of HarperCollins.
“By expanding WestBow Press to support Zondervan in addition to Thomas Nelson, we are able to provide the WestBow authors with even more opportunities to be acquired by traditional publishers,” said Pete Nikolai, director of publishing services and manager of WestBow Press for HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “We regularly suggest top WestBow Press titles to the acquisition teams at Thomas Nelson and will now do the same for the teams at Zondervan.”
WestBow Press will begin working with both publishing houses immediately and will present manuscripts to all HarperCollins Christian Publishing teams.
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