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CHS rejects $2.4 billion buyout of its Fort Wayne hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 22, 2017

Community Health Systems has rejected a $2.4 billion buyout offer for its eight Fort Wayne, Ind., hospitals, saying Monday the proposal by physicians and private-equity players came in at least $1 billion lower than what it was worth.

Would CHS sell its 'crown jewel' hospitals in Fort Wayne?

Would CHS sell its 'crown jewel' hospitals in Fort Wayne?

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 19, 2017

The face of Community Health Systems would change dramatically if the hospital giant accepted a physician-led buyout offer for its eight hospitals in Fort Wayne, Ind. The eight hospitals that make up the Lutheran Health Network generate 15% to 20% of CHS earnings.

Physician-led group offers to buy CHS' 8 Fort Wayne hospitals

Physician-led group offers to buy CHS' 8 Fort Wayne hospitals

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 18, 2017

A leveraged-buyout group led by physicians in Fort Wayne has made an offer to buy Community Health Systems' eight Indiana hospitals branded as Lutheran Health Network. Fort Wayne is one of CHS' largest regional markets.

Hospital stocks rise despite ACA repeal bill

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 12, 2017

Last week's passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives has done nothing to spook those investing in hospital stocks. The four largest investor-owned hospital companies are all slightly up since the Obamacare repeal bill was passed.

Ardent, KU Health join forces to buy St. Francis Health in Topeka

By Dave Barkholz  |  May 04, 2017

The University of Kansas Health System and for-profit Ardent Health Services are creating a joint venture company to purchase 378-bed St. Francis Health in Topeka, Kansas. The deal is the sixth such joint venture that Ardent has announced with a not-for-profit academic medical center.

LifePoint looks for new acquisitions after quiet year

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 28, 2017

LifePoint Health has gone more than a year since acquiring a hospital, but its earlier shopping spree guided the health system to higher earnings and revenue in the first quarter.

CHS sells eight hospitals to Steward Health Care

CHS sells eight hospitals to Steward Health Care

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 16, 2017

Community Health Systems has agreed to sell eight hospitals to subsidiaries of Steward Health Care in its single biggest divestiture package to date. Three of the hospitals are in Florida, three in Ohio and two in Pennsylvania.

AHA survey shows variation in hospital expenses

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  February 16, 2017

New survey data from the American Hospital Association underscore the wide variation in hospital expenses from state to state and between different types of facilities.

Iasis posts losses in farewell to Arizona insurance exchanges

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 20, 2016

Iasis Healthcare is making a year-end exit from the Arizona insurance exchanges but not before racking up more big losses on the business. It contributed the largest share of a $76.3 million net loss from continuing operations in the company's fiscal fourth quarter.

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