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Hospital M&As Continue Apace in 2011
Health Leaders Media

Hospital mergers and acquisitions continued at a robust pace in 2011 as providers used consolidation and market share to elbow out competitors, improve economies of scale, and leverage better prices with vendors and insurers.

The top 10 hospital mergers and acquisitions in 2011 were valued at $5.6 billion, up from $3.8 billion in 2010, according to Sanford Steever, editor of The Health Care M&A Information Source, published by Norwalk, CT-based Irving Levin Associates. Hospital M&A carried a total value of about $7.3 billion in 2011.