June - 2016

GHS Welcomes David Ruggiero to the National Team

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of David Ruggiero as managing director of the Global Healthcare Services (GHS) team. Ruggiero will be based out of NKF’s Rutherford, New Jersey office, where he will work on strategic advisory, capital markets and asset and portfolio dispositions nationally. In his new position, he will help to drive and service NKF’s GHS initiatives by working with healthcare providers to develop comprehensive real estate strategies.

Cost Reduction: The Anatomy of a Deal

Written by GHS team member John Cobb

There’s no questioning the severe economic pressures of our current healthcare environment. Reimbursements drops place constant downward pressure on revenues, while regulations and requirements continue to drive up the cost of providing services. Providers are caught in the middle of these two factors and must constantly be looking for new cost reduction strategies.

Consolidation Advances in First Quarter Medical Sector M&A's

The vast healthcare delivery system is consolidating slowly. The number of mergers and acquisitions reported in the first quarter decreased to an estimated 69 from 71 overall among health and hospice entities, hospitals, physician medical groups and behavioral health facilities, based on figures from “The Health Care M&A Report,” published earlier this month.

Has the Time for Universities to Exit the Hospital Business Arrived? 4 Key Thoughts

Last month, Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center officially separated from Vanderbilt University. The university leaders' decision in 2014 to sever the entities' financial and legal ties came in response to the increasing challenges and costs academic medical centers impose on the schools with which they are affiliated.

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