Hospital Dealmaking Activity

Juniper’s James Burgdorfer was quoted in the Modern Healthcare article “Taking a different path,” which outlined the increasing frequency of ownership partnerships between non-profit hospitals and for-profit healthcare companies.

As health systems prepare for a healthcare reimbursement environment that places more emphasis on quality and continuity of care and less on fee-for-service payment, hospital executives increasingly are seeking to buy or sell hospitals using less-common ownership structures, helping to boost the number of deals in 2012.

“Joint ventures such as Duke LifePoint, in which a not-for-profit system and a for-profit hospital system get together to buy hospitals, could become more commonplace over time,” said James Burgdorfer, a principal for Juniper Advisory.

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