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Rise in Hospital Consolidations ‘Favorable,’ Says Moody’s
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Consolidations involving for-profit hospital companies acquiring struggling not-for-profit hospitals are a growing and “favorable” trend that will increase competition in local markets, increase efficiencies, and improve leverage with payers, Moody’s Investors Services says. “More consolidation is coming as weaker not-for-profit hospitals seek capital partners in larger for-profit or not-for-profit hospital systems,” Moody’s said.