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MD hospitals target acquisitions of primary care practices

Baltimore Business Journal / The Business Journals, March 26, 2013
A study that suggests more hospitals will be eyeing primary care practices this year is in line with some hospital administrators' strategies in Maryland. About half of the hospitals surveyed by Jackson Healthcare, a health care staffing company that researches industry trends, said they planned to acquire private physician practices and primary care specialties. Maryland hospitals are among those that have their sights set on primary care practices. Hospital administrators here say building a network of primary care providers is a priority and that they will be targeting local private practices.