A familiar story is rewriting itself in the healthcare landscape: consolidation. Nationwide, hospitals and health systems are turning to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to buffer against financial pressures, counter new rivals like retail clinics, and defend against the growing power of insurers. Barely out of the starting gate, 2024 has already witnessed major mergers like the BJC HealthCare-Saint Luke’s Health Systems merger and the Froedtert Health-ThedaCare merger. Despite growing regulatory headwinds, Definitive Healthcare expects strong economic incentives to keep the hospital M&A momentum alive, albeit with a few more bumps in the road. In this blog, Definitive Healthcare will look at some of the factors that will set the stage for a year likely to see the healthcare map redrawn through M&As.
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