Quorum Health Pares Its Rural Hospital Portfolio

Just as the Department of Health and Human Services reported that rural hospitals are better at reducing hospital-acquired infections and score better in value-based purchasing plans, Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) announced the sale of two of its 38 rural hospitals in October. One analyst says at least six more deals are pending. Quorum Health was spun out of the ailing Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) in April 2016. Community Health took on more than it could handle in 2013, when it announced its $7.6 billion acquisition of Health Management Associates, then a for-profit, 71-hospital chain in 15 states. With approximately 11,000 licensed beds, the price worked out to nearly... Read More »