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Looking for a Financing Solution: It Pays to Keep Your Options Open
8/13/2017

Looking for a Financing Solution: It Pays to Keep Your Options Open

Antelope Valley Healthcare District (AVHD) and Tri-City Healthcare District (TCHD) are similar in many ways.

Federal Funding Spotlight: Community Facilities Direct Loan Program
6/11/2017

Federal Funding Spotlight: Community Facilities Direct Loan Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is growing its role as a funding partner for health care and senior living providers located in rural areas of the country. While many providers are...

Booming Demand: How Urgent Care Centers are Impacting Hospital Operations
4/9/2017

Booming Demand: How Urgent Care Centers are Impacting Hospital Operations

The construction and use of urgent care centers in the health care industry has steadily increased over recent years. The growing...

New Revenue Procedure Is Here To Stay
2/12/2017

New Revenue Procedure Is Here To Stay

Out with the old and in with the new? A recent revenue procedure change is catching the attention of health care providers with facilities financed through tax-exempt bonds. The good news is, the...

The Future of Rural Health Care: Challenges and Solutions
12/11/2016

The Future of Rural Health Care: Challenges and Solutions

Few topics are as emotional and personal as health care. Imagine your child breaking an arm playing football in the backyard, your mother calling to relay some bad news about your father’s...

Rating Agencies Update: Happy Days are Here Again … But Will They Last?
10/6/2016

Rating Agencies Update: Happy Days are Here Again … But Will They Last?

The hospital sector saw one of its best years in recent memory during 2015. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), expanded insurance coverage was in full swing, along with a recovering...

Commissioning in Health Care
8/9/2016

Commissioning in Health Care

Energy usage accounts for more than half of a typical hospital’s annual budget, according to the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE). As the health care industry continues to...

Agency Options for Hospital Finance Better than Ever
6/9/2016

Agency Options for Hospital Finance Better than Ever

Today is a good day to be an issuer in the bond market. With paltry returns available through government bonds and investment-grade paper, fixed income investors are reaching for yield and...

Planning for the Unknown: Triple Aim
4/7/2016

Planning for the Unknown: Triple Aim

 “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” This quote attributed to Dwight Eisenhower is good advice for strategizing in an...

On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks
2/4/2016

On the Rise: How Three Hospitals Improved Their Fiscal Outlooks

The last several years have been challenging for hospitals, as uncertainty regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a narrowing in operating profitability became the norm. In 2015, however, the...