Cain Brothers hospital and health system M&A: 2022 year in review

January 2023

<p>Cain Brothers hospital and health system M&amp;A: 2022 year in review</p>

A key theme in 2022 was that health systems continued to experience significant headwinds and the pain is expected to continue into 2023. Financial losses attributable to inflation, labor shortages and exceptionally high labor expenses, and investment losses have pushed health systems large and small to reevaluate their strategies and carefully chart a path forward.

Key takeaways:

  • Rising expenses continue to create financial headwinds for hospital and health systems
  • Increase in Q4 transactions seen as a sign of what is to come in 2023
  • Large mergers are about realizing scale to more effectively invest in critical tools to improve patient care
  • Large corporate players pushing into healthcare in ways that will impact the hospital ecosystem

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