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Why for-profit hospitals are poised for a strong 2015 (and not-for-profits aren’t)
Modern Healthcare

Investor-owned hospital chains are enjoying momentum under healthcare reform that isn’t sweeping along their not-for-profit counterparts. Analysts expect another strong year from the for-profit operators because they’ve cut costs and adopted new initiatives to bring in more patients.

Companies like HCA and LifePoint Hospitals have shown that they’re well-positioned to weather operational challenges and have benefited from increased patient volume under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The report contrasts with the negative outlook Fitch and other credit-rating agencies have placed on not-for-profit hospitals.