by Jinghong Chen

A recent survey of health care provider executives shows that while merger and acquisition activity remained robust last year, it may show indications of a slowdown, according to the 2019 HealthLeaders Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships Survey conducted by the HealthLeaders Intelligence Unit. The analysis of 154 completed surveys of executives of health systems, hospitals, physician organizations, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and other provider entities shows that 91% of respondents expect their organizations’ M&A activity to increase or remain the same within the next three years. While the outlook for growth appears strong, nearly 23% of the respondents report no M&A activity recently, almost doubling the result in 2018. The study also found that providers’ M&A budgets appear to be decreasing. Below is a look at how health provider executives view the impact of recent M&A activity.

Note: Survey results do not always add up to 100% due to rounding.

SOURCE: “Navigating the M&A Landscape: Achieving Clinical and Financial Objectives,” HealthLeaders. 2019 HealthLeaders Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships Survey, HealthLeaders Intelligence Unit. Visit