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5 Hospital Finance Questions to Ask Right Now
Late December is the time of year when we look at ahead with anticipation at what the future holds. With only days...
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: Credit Rating Agencies Have Been Botching Some Important Ratings
When it comes to your hospital or health system credit rating, most CFOs do everything they can to try to get, or keep...
Magazine: Money Talk
Who's up and who's down
Cuts in aid drag down Boston Medical Center's debt rating
Rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the debt rating on Boston Medical Center as the financially troubled...
Nonprofit Hospitals Showing Financial Improvement, says Moody's
Despite challenging economic and credit conditions, bond ratings at 20 nonprofit hospitals and health systems have been...
Financial Outlook for California Hospitals Improves, Despite Plummeting Investment Income
The latest financial charts from California hint that hospitals in the Golden State might be starting to emerge from...
Magazine: Some Swaps Sweet, Some Still Sour
While some credit default swaps may yet prove worthwhile at maturity, that financing tactic has been costly and...
Lessons for Hospitals in a Tight Economy
The days of endless outsourcing and frugal spending on the best software systems seem to be gone for now. Now...
AHA: Hospitals in Critical Condition
Many of the nation’s hospitals are in critical condition with most complaining of declining financial health...