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Panelist, Webinar The State of the Hospital M&A Market in 2020: Regionals Rule
March 13, 2020

The State of the Hospital M&A Market in 2020: Regionals Rule

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 1:00pm EST

The U.S. hospital market has been “in transition” for years. Predictions that strong regional systems would form across state lines are now reality. Small community and rural hospitals are either finding partners in larger systems or are closing. Divestiture programs from some for-profit chains are winding down, resulting in lighter geographic footprints and new strategic focus.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the state of the hospital market now and headwinds that could affect M&A in the future, including upcoming surprise billing legislation, the Trump Administration’s push for price transparency requirements and the fate of the Affordable Care Act’s latest review by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Lisa Phillips, Editor, (moderator)
Bobby Guy, Shareholder, Polsinelli
Chris Schoeplein, Vice President, Ponder & Co.
Patrick Pilch, Managing Director and National Leader, The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation

In this session, you will learn:

  • Where are the opportunities in the U.S. hospital market today?
  • What is the potential impact on the market if the ACA is repealed?
  • Which regional systems are still expanding and which are selling?
  • Are there opportunities where small and rural hospitals have closed?