The hospital market was more active in 2019 than it has been since 2015, with 99 deals reaching the definitive agreement stage or closed. In 2015, 100 deals were announced. In the years in between, deal volume dropped from 89 in 2016 to 81 in 2018. Many not-for-profit systems find themselves on firmer financial ground and are negotiating deals from positions of strength, not fear. But the healthcare landscape continues to shift, and the role of the hospital is changing with it. In 2020, many hospitals are still the life-blood of their communities, often as the largest employer. But their role as the central hub of all healthcare delivery in the community is lessening, and fast.
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