IPA
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Hospital M&A: Bigger Isn’t Always Better

That was the week that was. Two huge hospital mergers came to an end, one successfully and the other, not. In announcing the end results, CEOs involved in those deals each emphasized their goal was not about “getting bigger,” but to deliver better health care to more patients. Seriously, what CEO is going to say […]

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 […]

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

U.S. Hospital Transaction Trends, at Mid-Year

It just might be “the pause that refreshes.” Or it could be the beginning of a painful contraction in the hospital market. In the first five months of 2018, 34 deals—representing definitive agreements and closures—have been announced. That’s the same number reported in the first five months of 2017. The difference lies behind the number […]