HealthLeaders Media Releases Hospital Merger & Acquisition Research

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Healthcare has become an industry ruled by costly regulatory changes and reimbursement cuts, which are leaving many in the industry struggling. So where can healthcare leaders turn to restore their financial futures? One solution, according to the new HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, that nearly 50% of the more-than-200 C-Suite respondents are considering, is the merger or acquisition of their distressed competitors.

Healthcare has become an industry ruled by costly regulatory changes and reimbursement cuts, which are leaving many in the industry struggling. So where can healthcare leaders turn to restore their financial futures? One solution, according to the new HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report: Hospital Mergers & Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges, that nearly 50% of the more-than-200 C-Suite respondents are considering, is the merger or acquisition of their distressed competitors.

Produced with support from Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for free download at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence/110/industry-insight-report.html.

In this exclusive, original research and analysis, top healthcare executives and clinical leaders offer insight into:

  •     Industry sectors and physician specialties where M&A activity will increase
  •     Issues that killed recent M&A deals
  •     Threats to hospital-physician alignment
  •     Top challenges for transactions in 2011
  •     Likely financing approaches for acquisitions

According to the results, 86% of respondents expect M&A activity in the acute care hospital sector to increase over the next 12 months, and 92% of respondents expect acute care hospital/physician transactions to increase over the same period. Nearly nine out of 10 respondents (87%) believe that the enactment of healthcare reform legislation has driven the increase in healthcare M&A transactions. The survey as a whole provides strong evidence that healthcare industry leadership is self-aware on the subject and prepared to meet the challenge.

To find out more about HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Reports and to sign up for new-report alerts, go to http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/intelligence.

For information on collaboration opportunities, contact Paul Mattioli, 800/639-7477, or e-mail him at PMattioli(at)healthleadersmedia(dot)com.

HealthLeaders Media
HealthLeaders Media, a division of HCPro, is a leading multi-platform media company dedicated to meeting the business information needs of healthcare executives and professionals. As an integrated media company, HealthLeaders Media consists of the following entities: HealthLeaders magazine, HealthLeaders Media Online, HealthLeaders Media Rounds, HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs, the HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Unit, and California HealthFax. HealthLeaders magazine, winner of the 2010 ASHPE Magazine of the Year award, is the premiere resource for information on management trends, innovations, market strategies, and organizational development for more than 40,000 healthcare executives and senior decision-makers every month. Winner of the 2010 ASHPE Gold Award for best online news section and best e-newsletter, HealthLeadersMedia.com is the healthcare industry’s destination of choice for online news and analysis. The Website provides intuitive navigation across the 10 major areas of the industry that HealthLeaders Media covers: leadership, finance, technology, physicians, community hospitals, health plans, marketing, quality, HR, and nursing. Online and e-newsletter options also include the award winning HealthLeaders Media Daily News & Analysis—updated every day, throughout the day. All entities are available online at http://www.healthleadersmedia.com.

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