Harvard Health Blog
Everywhere, hospitals are merging — but why should you care?
Posted April 01, 2015, 5:00 pm Gregory Curfman, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications All across America, hospitals are merging. In 2014 alone, there were 95 mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures among U.S. hospitals, down only slightly from 98 in 2013. What is fueling this strong trend toward hospital consolidation — and more importantly, why should you, as a consumer of health care, be concerned about it?