Hospital Financial Trends
HealthLeaders magazine, August 13, 2013
The median fiscal and operational performance of U.S. hospitals over the past few years reveals some variation based on hospital type. The major teaching hospitals continue to have the greatest labor costs and net operating revenues, of course, but it is the medium community hospitals that demonstrated the best ability to keep labor costs in check since 2009 and also have shown the strongest net operating revenue gains. It is the small community hospitals, however, that have posted the biggest increases in operating margin figures over that period.