Fitch: Strong Results Expected for Hospital Industry in 1Q15

April 14, 2015 6:17 PM

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(The following statement was released by the rating agency) NEW YORK, April 14 (Fitch) Continued strength in organic growth in volumes of patients experienced by the acute care hospital industry is likely to help maintain strong for-profit hospital earnings, according to Fitch Ratings. 1Q15 results are expected early next month.

We believe strong operating trends witnessed in the second half of 2014 are likely to carry over to the early part of 2015. Improving economic conditions in many markets and a ramp up of the positive influence of the Affordable Care Act will be persistent tailwinds to growth early in the year. The F...

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