SOURCE: Information Forecast, Inc.

Information Forecast, Inc.

September 06, 2011 06:30 ET

Infocast's 4th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit Returns

A Massive Surge in M&A Activity Across the Healthcare Industry Has Experts Buzzing About the Healthcare Deal Making Summit

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Infocast brings its 4th Annual Healthcare Deal Making Summit from October 3-5, 2011 to the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, TN. This summit's timing is impeccable as it coincides with an exponential increase of merger and acquisition activity within the healthcare industry. The event provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet and network with the largest gathering of healthcare providers dedicated to M&A deal making activity.

Spurred by an enormous total of $54 billion spent in the healthcare industry during the first quarter of 2011 or a 65% increase from the $33 billion spent in the first quarter of 2010, mergers and acquisition activity across the entire healthcare industry is likely to sustain its current increased pace throughout the rest of the year. The significant boost in acquisition activity is due to a number of collaboration and consolidation amongst hospital acquisitions of physician practices and the formation of large accountable care organizations. Deals like the $900M purchase of RehabCare Group Inc by Kindred Healthcare Inc and IASIS Healthcare LLC's $165M acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center signal a maturation of the healthcare industry.

Hence, Healthcare Deal Making Summit is taking place at the absolute appropriate time and will bring together for-profit, non-profit and specialty providers, investors, financiers, and investment bankers. "We are excited to host the 4th edition of this highly successful event and have added to the agenda non-profit hospital systems' perspectives on the market and an entire symposium on Accountable Care Organizations," said Event Producer Erin Dolleris. You will hear from providers representing hospitals, clinics and facilities such as Capella Healthcare, Inc., Cleveland Clinic, Lifepoint Hospitals, RehabCare Group, Sinai Health System, U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., and many more.

For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor, please visit the event website at or contact Infocast at 818-888-4444.

About Infocast
Infocast is an event production company with over 25 years of solid industry experience, including a highly successful series of deal making and finance and investment Summits where industry players gather to share their perspectives on the finance and investment market, to establish relationships, network and conduct business.

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    Erin Dolleris