Corporate Finance and Consolidation in Health Care

Vol. IX, No. 4
August 2006

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley examined how a forty-hospital, non-profit system, Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), that was experiencing major financial losses in 2000 was able to reorganize and reverse those losses, while still preserving its charitable mission. Lessons from this experience provide important insights and considerations for non-profit hospitals attempting to reverse financial losses and demonstrate tangible community benefits.