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Today’s Trends in Capital Financing

By: Gerry A. Means and Marcelo L. Olarte
(HFM May 2013)

Introduction:
Funding for capital projects is readily available to health systems of all sizes in 2013, but providers should conduct risk analyses before moving forward.

The year 2012 saw not-for-profit health systems continuing to review their capital structures and find ways to finance needed capital expenditures. As in the past, their spending projects were focused predominantly on facility improvements, new technology, and the funding of important strategic initiatives. A major trend in 2012, likely to continue in 2013, was the emergence of financing vehicles offering low cost of capital, increased flexibility, and quicker access to funds.

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