PeaceHealth and University of Washington School of Medicine Form Strategic Alliance, Further Integrating Academic and Community Care Settings

There’s more consolidation in the hospital marketplace as institutions look to build scale and offer a fuller menu of healthcare services Across the United States, multi-hospital health systems and stand-alone academic medical centers are looking for the right collaborations, alliances, and consolidation opportunities. This is happening because hospitals of all sizes and types recognize the need to be part of a comprehensive, integrated provider network in their region. This is a trend that...

Big Healthcare Acquisitions Make News, Change Competitive Landscape for Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers should not be surprised to see today’s nontraditional healthcare delivery models becoming tomorrow’s industry norm Big healthcare players are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire unexpected targets. The biggest of these deals signal that healthcare consolidation and integration is a continuing trend. It is also a reminder to clinical laboratory managers and pathologists that the competitive healthcare marketplace is transforming at a...

Moody’s Says Slowest Rate of Growth in 20 Years at Not-For-Profit Hospitals

Poor rates of growth in hospital revenue and admissions is not good news for clinical laboratories During 2010, not-for-profit hospitals showed the lowest rate of growth in at least two decades, according to a report released by Moody’s Investors Service, a holding of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO). This may be an early sign that hospital laboratories will soon be asked to work with leaner budgets during the coming year. In its report, dated August 10, 2011, financial analysts at Moody’s...
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