Steve Weiner will speak in the panel, "Understanding the Trend of Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions," at the Assessing Risk and Opportunity in the Changing Healthcare Industry advanced seminar presented by The Education Committee of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
We have seen an increasing number of announced mergers, acquisitions and affiliations as part of hospital strategies to prepare for a new era in healthcare. Additionally we have seen several large players in the tax-exempt market team up with for profits to create funds that will pursue acquisition opportunities. Not every proposal reaches a successful ending. However many have. And, for the analyst, it can mean a radical change in the credit fundamentals. This panel will look into the factors driving hospitals to seek out partners and what challenges to consummating the deal and integrating operations. Additionally, the panel will look at the indenture implications of such transactions.
- Joe Rosenblum - Senior Vice President & Director of Municipal Credit Research, AllianceBernstein
- Steve Weiner - Chair, Health Law Practice, Mintz Levin
- Keith Pitts - COO, Vanguard Health
- Normand Deschene - President & CEO, Lowell General Hospital