Hospital mergers of 2011

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With health reform looming, 2011 found a record number of hospitals giving in to the consolidation trend. By merging or affiliating with broader organizations, many of these facilities hope to fulfill federal mandates that aim to lower the spiraling cost of health care in the US market.

Here at Hoover’s, we try to keep tabs on medical center mergers and update our company coverage accordingly. Highlights from 2011 transactions tracked this year include:

Some additional deals are still pending approval or in planning stages:

According to this HealthLeaders article, hospital mergers in 2011 were valued at some $7.3 billion, out of $236 billion of total health care-related M&A activity during the year. As long as the fundamentals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remain unchanged by legislative bodies, strong M&A activity is expected in 2012 as well.

Anne Law

Anne Law has been a member of the D&B editorial department for more than a decade, providing content for the Hoover's and First Research products. She currently covers the health care and insurance industries for First Research. For industry news, follow Anne on Twitter.

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