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

In this edition, we feature a spotlight on consolidation within the healthcare provider sector. Healthcare reform is driving the need for strategic change to combat decreasing reimbursement, higher costs, and changing payment models. Hospitals and health systems are actively engaged in pursuing transactions and affiliations across the spectrum of care to strengthen their provider network and solidify market share. Joseph Felkner, CFO of Health First, shares his insights on consolidation trends and the changing competitive landscape for hospitals and health systems.