NEW YORK, Sept 25- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is exploring a potential sale of Capella Healthcare, a hospital operator that may be valued at a little less than $1 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, Sept 9- Investors in U.S. hospital companies are counting on the Obama administration to pull off its national healthcare reform for 2014 to drive earnings growth, but a series of delays to the program has some questioning how strong the launch will be at its start.
July 19- A warning from hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc of declining patient admissions and news that the U.S. government is stepping up a probe of how it handles Medicare patients will complicate efforts to buy rival Health Management Associates Inc, analysts said on Friday.
NEW YORK, July 9- Health Management Associates Inc has attracted takeover interest from Community Health Systems Inc and other rivals about buying the $4 billion hospital operator, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Representatives for Health Management, HCA and LifePoint declined to comment.
Stocks finished near session highs Monday, with the S&P 500 setting a record close and the Nasdaq ending at its best level since November 2000, following a better-than-expected pending home sales report and after Italy's new prime minister named his cabinet over the weekend.
Shoot me now: Austerity is bad for your health. Really. Is it any wonder that growth stimulus is back on the table in Europe?
Oct 30- Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc reported third-quarter profit that exceeded analysts' estimates, but it trimmed its full-year profit forecast due to higher interest expense and a delayed payment from a California Medicaid program.
LifePoint runs 56 hospitals in rural areas, up 10 percent from a year ago, in 19 states. Excluding one-time items, LifePoint said it earned 60 cents per share. LifePoint said its revenue will be between $3.35 billion to $3.4 billion.
NEW YORK-- A Raymond James analyst lowered his third-quarter estimates for three hospital operators on Tuesday, saying it looks like patient admissions will be lower than he expected.
Oct 11- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Imperial Capital starts LifePoint Hospitals Inc with outperform. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 11- LifePoint Hospitals Inc:. *Barclays starts LifePoint Hospitals Inc with underweight rating;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
Oct 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators fell after Republican nominee Mitt Romney's strong showing in Wednesday's U.S. presidential debate raised doubts about the future of President Obama' s healthcare reform. Hospital operators Tenet Healthcare Corp, HCA Holdings Inc, Healthsouth Corp and HCP Inc.
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