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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Obstetrics & Gynecology of Indiana provides women's health services for advance the delivery of obstetrical and gynecological care for women. It is based in the northern suburb of Indianapolis. It was acquired by Audax Group’s Axia Women’s Health for an undisclosed sum. It is their 4th investment since 2017.

  • Headquarters: Carmel, IN

  • Number of Beds: Not Provided

  • Industry: Clinics/Outpatient Services

  • Services: Obstetrical and Gynecological care

  • Acquired By: Axia Women's Health/Audax Group

  • Acquisition Date: November 4, 2019

  • Type: M&A

  • Deal Amount: Undisclosed Amount

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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc., Newmark Knight...

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Article commentary by: Jessica Moore, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

Medical office building transactions totaled over $2 billion and 5.4 million square feet for the month of November. North Carolina had the most transactions with 10 (20.8% of total), followed by California with 7 (14.6% of total). The 48 total transactions evenly consisted of individual properties and portfolio transactions.

Portfolio transactions were up significantly from October, where they made up only 14% of the total volume. The 24 portfolio transactions totaled $1.76 billion and 4.5 million square feet. The largest transaction was Invesco Real Estate’s $850 million acquisition of a 35-property W...

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Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

A survey conducted by Capital One suggests the multifamily investor market seems prepared for a buyer’s market in 2020, particularly in urban markets. Will healthcare real estate follow a similar trend, or will record-high pricing prevail for sellers of the asset class in 2020?

Article written by: Erika Morphy, GlobeSt, December 10, 2019

Multifamily buyers will be out in force in 2020, according to a recent survey from Capital One. It found that 74% of multifamily professionals expect they will primarily be buyers rather than sellers while just 19% saw themselves primarily being sellers in the year ahead. Res...

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Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

The upgrade by Moody’s for the non-profit healthcare sector from negative to stable is positive news for investors in healthcare real estate, as this sector continues to be the lifeblood of the overall healthcare delivery system and accounts for significant tenancy in REIT and institutional investor portfolios. Of note, the report sites growth in operating cash flows as a catalyst for the upgrade, a trend that could lead to a positive outlook should it continue.

Article written by: Deirdre Fulton, Healthcare Finance News, December 16, 2019

Despite ongoing demographic and social challenges, as well as domestic...

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Last week, our Global Healthcare Services team members prepared and served meals to residents at My Sister’s House, an Atlanta Mission shelter. My Sister’s House provides residential transformation services to women and children, as well as counseling, vocational training, and life skills classes. We were honored to serve with the Atlanta Mission and look forward to volunteering again with them in the future!

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For more information on Atlanta Mission and to donate or volunteer, please visit https://atlantamission.org/.

Article commentary by: John Nero, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Population health has been a key focus for health systems across the country for years. With an increased focus on the social elements of population care, will more healthcare providers invest in multi-family and housing as a means to improve their population health strategies?

Article written by: John Tozzi, Bloomberg Businessweek, November 5, 2019

In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to pay. Any hospital with an emergency room that participates in federal health programs must evaluate and stabilize every patient who comes through the door, including those who ...

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Article written by: Keith A. Reynolds, Medical Economics, November 19, 2019

President Donald J. Trump’s administration is seeking to bring more price transparency into the healthcare market through a pair of new rules released by HHS on November 15.

The rules are in response to Trump’s June 24 executive order on improving price and quality transparency in the healthcare system. They’re being implemented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and are aimed at increasing price transparency to increase competition among hospitals, group health plans, and health insurers in the individual and group markets... Read the full article here.

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Article commentary by: Eric Murphy, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Services

Englewood Hospital includes, the Englewood Health Physician Network and Englewood Health Foundation to deliver care in a community setting to residents in the northern New Jersey market. It was acquired by Hackensack Meridian Health for $400M and will help grow and build better access to care in the northern New Jersey region.

  • Headquarters: Engelwood, NJ

  • Number of Beds: Not Provided

  • Industry: Hospitals/Inpatient Services

  • Services: Inpatient and Outpatient Services

  • Acquired By: Hackensack Meridian Health

  • Acquisition Date: October 15, 2019

  • Type: M&A

  • Deal Amount: $400M

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Source: PitchBook Data, Inc., Newmark Knight Frank

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Article commentary by: Jessica Moore, Financial Analyst, Global Healthcare Services

Fifty-one medical office building transactions closed in October, totaling over $401 million or 1.74 million square feet. North Carolina and Texas had the most medical office building transactions with 9 (17.6% of total) each, followed by California with 6 sales (11.8% of total). The average deal size was $9.8 million. Paradigm Properties and North Colony Asset Management’s joint venture’s $57.5 million acquisition of 625 Mount Auburn Street was the largest transaction during October, according to Real Capital Analytics.

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Source: Real Capital Analytics, as of November 20, 2019

Article written by: Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance News, October 24, 2019

Nearly all hospitals in the U.S. have set cost reduction targets and recognize their importance, yet fewer than one in four have achieved "most" or "all" of their cost transformation goals -- especially in non-traditional, high-opportunity cost reduction areas such as lowering unwarranted clinical variation.

That's according to a new survey from Kaufman Hall, its third annual in-depth look at the priorities healthcare executives are setting, and progress they're making toward improving organizational performance. This year's data was collected in partnership with Kaufman Hall/Axiom and the Healthcare Financial Managem...

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