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2018 market update: Strong market for outpatient facility acquisitions tempered by focus on narrowing definition of quality of earnings

Written by Matthew Searles, Partner at Merritt Healthcare, for Becker’s ASC Review While the acquisition market for outpatient businesses, such as ASCs and surgical hospitals, remains strong, buyers are laser focused on quality of earnings which limits opportunities for some facilities to realize higher valuations. Facilities will find a competitive…

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Merritt Healthcare Advises Advanced Surgery Center of Omaha Nebraska on the Sale of a Majority Interest to Surgery Partners

Merritt Healthcare is pleased to announce that Advanced Surgery Center has sold a majority interest to Surgery Partners, a leading national surgery center company.  Advanced Surgery Center, is located in Omaha, Nebraska.  Advanced engaged principals of Merritt to market their interest in the facility and advise the Facility during the…

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Merritt Healthcare Advises Cullman Surgery Center (“CSC”) on the Sale of a Majority Interest CSC to Cullman Regional Hospital

Merritt Healthcare is pleased to announce that Cullman Surgery Center has sold a majority interest to Cullman Regional Hospital, a leading regional healthcare provider in northern Alabama.  CSC, is located in Cullman, Alabama.  CSC engaged principals of Merritt to market their interest in the facility and advise CSC during the…

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Staffing: Understanding a surgery center’s biggest expense

Achieving higher surgery center valuation, financial performance through operations benchmarking $31.37 per hour. That’s the average total cost of employing a healthcare worker today in the United States, an amount that includes everything from wages and health insurance—which only make up about two-thirds of the overall costs—to taxes, vacation time…

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Current State of the ASC Market

Written by Matthew Searles Merritt Healthcare Advisors www.merrittadvisory.com By any objective measure, the ambulatory surgery center (“ASC”) market has experienced increased activity in the last several years.  The increase in activity, and competition for strong acquisition candidates, is driven by general macroeconomic trends supporting and encouraging high quality care at…

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How do your operating expenses match up?

Achieving higher outpatient surgery center valuation and financial performance through benchmarking For physicians considering selling their ASC, even if it’s only a distant consideration, analyzing and optimizing expenses is an important step in achieving the highest sale price for your business and improving near-term financial performance. This process starts with…

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