The Healthcare Insider is a periodic newsletter addressing capital markets and mergers & acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends within the healthcare and life sciences industry.

In this edition, we spotlight Hospitals and Health Systems. Healthcare reform is reshaping the provider playing field. Reimbursement changes and secular trends are favoring comprehensive, integrated delivery systems that improve quality of care and control costs, accelerating the pace of consolidation as business models are redefined. Participants across the value chain—hospitals and health systems, physicians, ancillary providers, and managed care companies—are exploring ways to work together. We feature an interview with Bruce Tassin at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center who shares his insights on the challenges and opportunities of healthcare reform, consolidation trends, and the changing competitive landscape for hospitals and health systems.