Insights About Ponder & Co

Explore the latest Ponder & Co. happenings from company news and upcoming industry events to client success stories and articles of interest from our senior executives.

Hospital M&A: Beginning of a New Frontier?

Imagine reading the following headlines five years ago: Six multi-billion dollar NFP-to-NFP health system mergers announced over past 12 months.…

Jake Aygun

5 Apr

The Impact of Tax Reform on the Municipal Market

While private activity bonds have been spared, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) will still impact tax-exempt…

Michael Tym

9 Jan

Healthcare Credit Ratings Dip Amid M&A Binge

By: Alex Kacik with contributions from Eb LeMaster (Modern Healthcare online) Merger and acquisition activity is weighing on healthcare companies'…

Eb LeMaster

8 Nov

Creative Partnership Maintains Community Hospital

By: Christopher Schoeplein (HFMA Summer 2018) In April 2017, the city of Topeka, Kansas, faced the potential shutdown of St. Francis…

Chris D. Schoeplein

16 Jul

Prisma Health Series 2018A & 2018B, C, D, E

$586,525,000 Series 2018A Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds $325,000,000 Series 2018B, C, D, E Tax-Exempt Variable Rate Bonds About Prisma Health…

Jeffrey B. Sahrbeck

14 Nov

August University Health System Series 2018 Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds

$80,945,000 Series 2018 Tax-Exempt Fixed Rate Bonds About Augusta University Health System Augusta University Health System (“AUHS”) was organized to…

Grant Ostlund

8 Nov


Baptist Health has acquired Sparks Health System

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Upcoming Events

Barclay's Healthcare Summit

October 3-5, 2018 - New York, NY

Maryland HFMA Annual Fall Conference

October 3-5, 2018 - Cambridge, MD

Florida Hospital Association Annual Meeting

October 3-4, 2018 - Orlando, FL


October 17-21, 2018 - Scottsdale, AZ


December 9-12, 2018 - Naples, FL