In a period of turmoil and transformation in the healthcare industry, access to capital has become a critical issue. Hospitals and healthcare systems face declining revenues and pressure on margins, while competition and the shift to pay-for-performance are driving executives to seek security for their organizations. The result is a boom in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and new and unusual partnerships. Access to capital, or lack thereof, underlies these strategic concerns and has the potential to create haves and have-nots in the industry. HealthLeaders Media convened a panel of healthcare executives with deep expertise in capital issues and M&A to discuss how access to capital is driving healthcare business strategy today.