Mergers & Acquisitions

Apr 20, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack responded to a recent commentary in the Washington Post that suggested hospital consolidation has contributed to fewer beds being available to treat COVID-19 patients.
Apr 20, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems have been intensely focused on preparing to care for patients suffering from the novel coronavirus. From the very outset of the outbreak, hospitals have significantly transformed their operations – from the use of virtual care to devising solutions to deal…
Mar 10, 2020
The FTC's decision to challenge the proposed union of Thomas Jefferson University hospital network and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network frustrates the ability of these two non-profit hospital systems to “bring about higher quality, greater access and more stability of health care services to some…
Mar 9, 2020
AHA expresses concern with the lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Attorney General of Pennsylvania to challenge the proposed union of the Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) hospital network and Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (Einstein). The merger of these two…
Mar 2, 2020
The Federal Trade Commission issued an administrative complaint alleging that the proposed merger of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network would reduce competition in two counties.
Mar 2, 2020
In this guest blog, Kenneth Kaufman, chair of Kaufman Hall, looks at the Federal Trade Commission’s recent move to stop the proposed merger of Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health and Einstein Healthcare Network.
Feb 25, 2020
Federal Trade Commissioner Christine Wilson clarified remarks published in certain publications last month that quoted her saying the agency will challenge every hospital merger in the pipeline.
Feb 5, 2020
In their recent paper, Beaulieu et al. attempt to estimate the effects of hospital acquisitions on measures of hospital quality at the acquired hospitals. To do so, the authors use four measures of hospital quality and compare the changes in these measures at acquired hospitals relative to changes…
Feb 5, 2020
Hospitals and health systems are transforming the way they deliver care in response to patients’ and communities’ changing needs and preferences. At the same time, they face many headwinds such as low government payment rates, increasing prescription drug costs and shifting demographics. 
Feb 5, 2020
A new AHA resource debunks the top eight myths about hospital and health system mergers, such as misconceptions that they lead to higher costs for patients, large variation between public and private payment rates, and less access to care.