Source: Modern Healthcare
By: Dave Barkholz
Hospitals saw a year’s worth of mega-mergers in the first quarter, four in all, as big systems looked to partners to conserve capital, manage populations, tie up referrals and find efficiencies. The trend that gave rise to the large health system deals through March is more likely to accelerate than not, said Anu Singh, managing director at healthcare financial advisory firm Kaufman Hall. Hospital companies want regional, if not national, reach, to be attractive to patients and insurers, Singh said.
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