Tara Bannow


Tara Bannow covers hospital finance for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. She previously covered all aspects of healthcare for the Bulletin, a daily newspaper in Bend, Ore. Prior to that, she covered higher education for the Iowa City Press-Citizen. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2010 from the University of Minnesota.

Community Health Systems CEO Wayne Smith

Investor corrects CHS ownership filing

March 15, 2018

Modern Healthcare incorrectly reported that Wellington had sold the entirety of its stake in CHS, when it did not own any common shares in the hospital chain, stemming from a mistake it corrected in an SEC filing.

CHS hires financial advisers for debt restructuring

March 15, 2018

Community Health Systems announced Thursday it has hired a number of financial advisory firms, including Lazard, to help the Franklin, Tenn.-based chain address its $4.8 billion in debt maturing in 2019 and 2020.

Hospital M&A complicates fundraising

March 10, 2018

As not-for-profit health systems merge and acquire new hospitals, they're increasingly faced with the difficult question of how to raise money. Some argue it's best done as a single parent foundation, while others say fundraising is best done at the local level.


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