September 19, 2022
  • Kaufman Hall released a report projecting that over 50 percent of hospitals in the United States will end 2022 with operations in the red. According to the report, 53 percent to 68 percent will end the year in debt vs. the 34 percent reported in 2019. The firm expects that hospitals will lose billions of dollars in 2022 due to unexpected increases in expenses, namely labor. Kaufman Hall also released a four-part series that explores how the health care environment has changed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, done in partnership with the Governance Institute, explores strategic options for hospitals including partnership strategies, growth opportunities, and consumer relations. (Hospital report here; Four-part series here)