Government hospitals have been increasingly active in mergers and acquisitions in recent years, particularly as regional markets have further consolidated and investor-owned systems’ development streaks have waned. For some government health systems, this means growing their footprint in the region they serve. For others, it means assessing their long-term sustainability as a government-sponsored entity and seeking a private partner.

As pressures compound on the healthcare industry, including the ongoing stress of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery, elected officials and healthcare administrators will continue to weigh the advantages and drawbacks of government hospitals.

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