Rural healthcare is in dire need of investment and resources. Enter private equity. But experts say PE deals need to be scrutinized. Mary Bugbee, a research and campaign coordinator at a nonprofit financial watchdog organization called Private Equity Stakeholder Project, talks with Anastassia Gliadkovskaya about the pros and cons of PE in rural settings.
Also on the podcast, Senior Editor Paige Minemyer caught up with Margaret-Mary Wilson, M.D., to discuss her career journey and how it impacts her perspective on caring for patients. Wilson entered the fold at UnitedHealth Group nearly 15 years ago after becoming a physician in her native Nigeria and treating patients in the U.K. and the U.S.
To learn more about topics in this episode:
- PitchBook: After a hot 2022, PE healthcare deals expected to decline in coming months. But a rebound is possible
- Private equity owns at least 130 rural hospitals, and other revelations in a sweeping new report on PE in rural healthcare
- 2023 forecast: Amid dwindling COVID relief funds, rural hospitals face a 'fiscal cliff'
- Private equity acquisitions targeted large, high-margin hospitals over 15-year period
- Amid travel nursing rate spikes, a 'record-breaking' number of PE investments deserves scrutiny: report
- Fierce Healthcare's 2022 Women of Influence Awards
- Meet the executive leading UnitedHealthcare's social determinants strategy
- Industry Voices—Lack of diversity stymies culturally competent care. Let's change it
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