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M&A activity expected to surge as independent health systems look for partners

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant financial challenges for the healthcare industry, smaller independent health systems will need to pursue partnerships to survive, according to a new report from analysts at Waller and Kaufman Hall. Much of the financial hardship that hospitals and health systems face comes from reductions in elective procedures, and… Read More »

As confirmed cases of coronavirus surge, path grows uncertain

The number of confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus surged to nearly 17,400 by Monday, and a Harvard epidemiologist says that it’s likely as many as 100,000 are already infected, so he expects the official tally to continue to climb steeply. “Many epidemiologists and people who are following this outbreak closely are assuming that it’s… Read More »