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Tenet’s plan to buy back debt moves forward
  Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Tuesday that a plan to rearrange its debt is moving on schedule. When the...
HCA 2Q up 3.9% on higher revenue, fewer bad-debt provisions
HCA Inc.'s second-quarter profit grew 3.9% as the hospital chain reported higher revenue and fewer bad-debt provisions...
Web Exclusive: The Great Deleveraging or Back to Basics?
The cause of recent problems in healthcare finance can't be explained simply by arguing that hospitals took on too much...
Top five indicators of your hospital's financial strength
Some hospital system executives have found that implementation of daily productivity tracking tools amounts to an...
Looking for a break in the clouds
Despite tighter credit standards and the current economy, there is a decreased interest in debt among credit-worthy...
Web Exclusive: Receiverships: A Practical (and Perhaps Less Expensive) Alternative to Bankruptcy
As credit markets remain tight and more defaults by healthcare companies occur, secured creditors look for less...
Web Exclusive: Take Advantage of Your Crisatunity
Public companies announced more than 100,000 layoffs last week, and you can be sure that private and nonprofit...
Web Exclusive: Who Wants to Work Part Time?
The healthcare industry hasn't been immune to job market losses; during the past few months, the number of hospitals...
Web Exclusive: Glad To See You Go
The year 2008 was no fun for the folks who run finance operations at hospitals—or for much of anyone else. We're...
Web Exclusive: Battling the Downturn
If there's one thing that healthcare professionals have learned in these trying economic times, it's that despite some...