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Weaker Finances Seen for Not-for-Profit Hospitals
Health Leaders Media

Not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems struck a careful balance in 2012 with improved operational efficiencies that offset growing costs, lower volumes, and other financial pressures. However, that balance may be harder to sustain in 2013 and beyond, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services says.

With that in mind, S&P analyst Kenneth T. Gacka says the not-for-profit healthcare sector will likely see weakened median ratios in 2013 in the face of those continuing and growing incremental pressures that include healthcare reform.

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