U.S. Hospitals Experience Strong Financial Performance, but Challenges on the Horizon

CHICAGO – March 27TH, 2024 – Hospitals’ financial performance in February continues to reflect a strong start to 2024, according to the latest National Hospital Flash Report from Kaufman Hall.

“Robust hospital margins in February demonstrate continued recovery from the pandemic years, but challenges are on the horizon. The aftermath of the Change Healthcare cyberattack and continued competition from industry disrupters may test financial performance in coming months, as disrupters capture more profitable, lower-acuity, and lower-capital-intense services from hospitals.”

Erik Swanson, senior vice president of Data and Analytics, Kaufman Hall

The National Hospital Flash Report draws on data from more than 1,300 hospitals from Syntellis Performance Solutions.

About Kaufman Hall

Kaufman Hall provides management consulting solutions to help society’s foundational institutions realize sustained success amid changing market conditions. Since 1985, KaufmanHall has been a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams, helping them incorporate proven methods, rigorous analytics, and industry-leading solutions into their strategic planning and financial management processes, with a focus on achieving their most challenging goals.

KaufmanHall services use a rigorous, disciplined, and structured approach that is based on the principles of corporate finance. The breadth and integration of KaufmanHall advisory services are unparalleled, encompassing strategy; financial and capital planning; performance improvement; treasury and capital markets management; mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and joint ventures; and real estate.

Kaufman Hall companies include Claro Healthcare and Gist Healthcare.

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