September - 2015

S&P Lifts Outlook on Nonprofit Healthcare on Medicaid, M&A Activity

Standard & Poor's has changed its outlook on nonprofit healthcare from 'negative' to 'stable,' the credit agency reported this week, as a flood of mergers and increased utilization due to Medicaid expansion continues to lift the sector.

Average Physician Signing Bonus in 2015 & 11 Other Mid-Year Placement Trends

Most physicians placed so far this year — 87 percent — have been hired as employees of hospitals or group practices, rather than placed in private practice settings, according to national physician search agency The Medicus Firm.

Healthcare Adds 41,000 Jobs in August in Huge Hiring Bump; Ambulatory Centers Surge

Healthcare businesses added 41,000 jobs in August, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday, a huge jump compared to the previous month as hospitals, ambulatory centers and physicians offices hired thousands in the last full month of the summer.

NIC: Senior Housing M&A Volume at All-Time High

Transaction volume within the senior housing sector is at an all-time high, and recently released research findings indicate that commercial real estate professionals don’t expect it to slow any time soon.

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