Nonprofit Health Systems Ride The Merger Wave

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT) -- The dramatic increase in merger activity among nonprofit hospitals and health systems is prompting a new set of governance and transaction issues to be addressed by corporate counsel and other advisers.

Certainly, for-profit chains continue to be attractive and worthwhile venture partners. Yet, a unique feature of this current “wave” of transaction activity is the renewed popularity of the nonprofit collaboration option. In markets across the country, nonprofit health systems are responding to competitive pressures through partnerships with other nonprofits, in addition to transactions with proprietary...
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