What U.S. Hospitals Are Acquiring in 2016

Hospital acquisitions have surged since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. That year, 76 deals were announced, with a U.S. hospital or health system as a target. By 2012, 107 transactions were recorded for hospital targets, and that still stands as the highest number of deals per year. Only 2015 came close, with 102 hospital transactions. Through mid-November, there have been 79 deals announced with U.S. hospitals or health systems as the target. But what are U.S. hospitals acquiring for their own financial health? Other hospitals or health systems make up the majority of targets every year, of course.  So far this year, through mid November, 66 transactions for U.S. hospital... Read More »

Big Names Are Buying Up Doc Groups

This has been a busy year in the physician medical group sector. Twenty-two deals have been announced through the first week in April. Four of those deals were announced, quite literally, in the first week of April. Premier Health, a health system based in Dayton, Ohio, made its fifth acquisition of a health care practice in the past six months. Upper Valley ENT, a two-physician practice in Troy, will join Premier HealthNet, the specialty physician group that is part of the health system. The group now has more than 150 physicians in southwest Ohio. Right in Premier Health’s backyard, TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH) acquired Children’s Emergency Services, which provides... Read More »