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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...
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...
Will Primary Care Be Re-Empowered by an Ailing Economy?
Contributors Richard Reece, MD, and Brian Klepper, PhD, offer examples of how businesses, rather than government...