M&A: Hospitals Take Control?New HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report Available

Press Releases, January 12, 2012

The newest HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report, M&A: Hospitals Take Control, reveals that 78% of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way. Kevin Gross, president of Ardent Health Services, Oklahoma division and CEO of Hillcrest HealthCare System, served as an advisor to the report, and, says, “What really struck me is that 21% have nothing planned for M&A. That probably reflects uncertainty. It's a difficult time. How do we navigate the next couple of years?"

This comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/012/industry-insight-report.html.

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insights from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders. Among the findings:

  • 56% of organizations have specific teams dedicated to hospital-physician practice acquisition opportunities
  • A clear majority of organizations are using M&As to strengthen what they're already doing, only secondarily to explore new opportunities:
    • 65% use M&As to strengthen existing markets; 52% to acquire physician practices to strengthen current service lines
    • 43% use M&A to expand into new markets; 37% to acquire practices to strengthen new service lines

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