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M&A: Hospitals Take Control

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?"

— Kevin Gross, President, Ardent Health Services, Oklahoma division; CEO of Hillcrest HealthCare System; and report advisor

This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • 78% of organizations are exploring or have M&A deals under way
  • 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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