HCA Keeps the Title for Average Price per Hospital Bed

After months of deliberations, for-profit HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA) signed a definitive agreement to acquire western North Carolina’s largest health system, not-for-profit Mission Health. The price, approximately $1.5 billion, includes substantially all of Mission Health’s assets. The proceeds of the sale combined with Mission Health’s remaining cash and investments–after all debts and obligations have been paid–will ultimately […]

LifePoint Health Goes Private with Apollo Global Management

More for-profit hospitals are landing in the hands of private equity firms. On July 23, LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced its acquisition by private equity firm Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO) for $5.6 billion. It will be merged with Apollo’s portfolio company, RCCH HealthCare Partners. The deal takes LifePoint Health private, although the combined […]

Emergency room Hospital M&A
Emergency room Hospital M&A

Hospital M&A Held Steady in Q4:17

Despite a weak third quarter, the Hospital sector’s merger and acquisition activity stayed relatively consistent, with deal volume ranging between 20 and 23 deals per quarter. The fourth quarter of 2017 posted 21 transactions, accounting for 27% of the 78 announced in the prior 12 months. Deal volume was up 40% compared with the previous […]

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Stat of the week graph

Stat of the Week: Hospital M&A up 40% in Q4:17

Hospital M&A activity accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2017. The number of hospital acquisitions rose to 21 in the fourth quarter, up 40% from the 15 publicly announced acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. Compared with the same quarter in 2016, which posted 23 transactions, activity was down 9%. None of the transactions […]

Hospital Deals Dipped in 2016

What the Affordable Care Act gave to the hospital sector, in the form of millions of more insured patients, it slowly took away, in the form of declining inpatient visits and growing competition from freestanding emergency rooms, ambulatory surgery centers and urgent care clinics. The ACA’s beneficial effects were largely played out by the third […]

Community Health Systems Starts Divesting Hospitals

It’s no secret that Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) has a $15 billion debt load, and that despite its spin-off of Quorum Health Corp. (NYSE: QHC) last April, its financial performance hasn’t improved. During the company’s third-quarter earnings call on November 1, CEO Wayne Smith said the company was in discussions to shed 17 of its […]

Community Health Sells 4 Rural Hospitals

Financially troubled Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) announced the sale of four rural hospitals on September 28, as it tries to pare down its $15 billion in debt. And more announcements are in the works. Curae Health, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting rural healthcare services, agreed to take on the four facilities, three […]

Hospital M&A Revs Up in February

Two days into February 2016 and we’ve recorded four hospital transactions. Considering there were only two in all of January, this action is impressive. One was a straight real estate deal from Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II, Inc., which paid $33.9 million for Sherman, Texas-based Heritage Park Surgical Hospital and Visionary Medical Imaging. Both […]

LifePoint Takes 2 Hospitals For-Profit

LifePoint Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) last week announced two deals for smaller community hospitals that turned the not-for-profit entities into local tax payers. One was Fleming County Hospital (52 beds) in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. The other was an acquisition conducted via a joint venture with Norton Healthcare, called Regional Health Network of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. […]