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AHA Defends Hospital Consolidations
Health Leaders Media

The American Hospital Association contends that “the overwhelming majority” of hospital consolidations are “pro-competitive,” improve quality and access to healthcare at a lower cost for the communities they serve. And despite the seemingly daily accounts of mergers and acquisitions in the hospital sector, an AHA-commissioned report from FTI Consulting found that only 551 community hospitals—about 10% of all community hospitals—were involved in consolidations from 2007-2012 with an average of one or two hospitals acquired in most transactions.  The report was published Monday.