Juggling mission and investment

United Neighborhood eyes IT upgrades
Feb 1, 2013 2:32 PM

Partner, coordinate watchwords for hospital operators

Vanderbilt University Medical Center has resolutely chosen to pursue a partnership model
Feb 1, 2013 2:30 PM

Flipping the treatment model

Robert Chamberlain looks to build a powerful predictive platform
Feb 1, 2013 2:26 PM

Innovating from the inside

John Donahue and Cogent HMG are looking to drive change at their hospital clients
Feb 1, 2013 2:23 PM

THA study: $5.6B hit to Medicare reimbursement over 10 years

Nashville-area facilities to lose $500M+ by 2017, rural hospitals seen as particularly vulnerable
Jan 23, 2013 7:10 AM

Analyst: HCA becoming growth stock

Investors digesting reform's impact have pushed stock up 20%+ YTD
Jan 17, 2013 1:18 PM

JPMorgan analysts lift hospital stocks

Middle Tennessee's publicly traded hospital companies got a boost Tuesday from analysts at JPMorgan Chase, who began covering them and others in the industry with mostly positive ratings and price targets that leave a lot of upside. The researchers rate HCA Holdings, Community Health Systems and LifePoint Hospitals at 'overweight' and Vanguard Health Systems at 'neutral.' The last of those companies, they said, will not be able to take advantage as much of the benefits of health care reform, while CHS will see its EBITDA grow almost 10 percent because of reform and LifePoint will benefit most.

In terms of price targets and investors' reaction today, here's a rundown:

• HCA: $39 target, changing hands late in the session at $31.67, up 1.5 percent
• CHS: $38 target, trading at about $31.40, up more than 3 percent
• LifePoint: $46 target, trading at $38.50, up more than 4 percent
• Vanguard: $13 target, up almost 3 percent to $11.80.

Dec 18, 2012 2:44 PM

Will Medicaid expansion cost states more or less?

'Net budget savings' possible for some, says Kaiser study
Nov 28, 2012 9:45 AM

Health care industry leaders continue with ObamaCare plans in wake of elections

Hospitals looks to create affiliations
Nov 25, 2012 8:30 PM

Post-election health care panel says hurdles cleared for ACA implementation

But clock ticks as the law’s basic supporting infrastructure remains unbuilt
Nov 12, 2012 11:18 AM