SOURCE: Wall Street Equity Research

Wall Street Equity Research

October 12, 2010 09:10 ET

Research on Community Health Systems Inc. and Universal Health Services Inc. - Hospitals Healthy But Not Immune against Woes

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) - offers world class analysis on hospitals companies Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH) and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these companies.

The Hospital sector has been facing several pressures lately. The increasing popularity of urgent care clinics, ambulatory services, and surgery centers are taking away patients from hospitals especially in the market for the most profitable procedures. These hospital alternatives offer less people and a more convenient environment for receiving health care while remaining competitive price-wise. Fortunately for the hospital sector, the new health care reform law should inhibit the creation of doctor owned practices meaning the market share should return to the Hospital sector. is a specialized website where investors can have full access to free reports on hospitals stocks; traders looking for analyst opinions on Community Health Systems Inc. and Universal Health Services Inc. are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

Another issue facing the sector is the potential price effects of Accountable Care Organizations. ACO's are designed to increase efficiency in the healthcare sector by bringing together doctor and hospital operations. However, this combination could prove to further increase prices in a sector that is showing a continuing trend of consolidation. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting hospitals companies in today's economic environment.

One sign of strength within the Hospital sector is the consistent job growth currently taking place. One of the few industries that remained steady during the recession, the hospital sector added 2,900 new jobs during September and 7,000 in August. In the first 9 months of 2010, the sector has added 28,200 jobs in total.

One worry associated with this job growth is the increasing presence of unions within the sector. The wage increases associated with unionization could drastically hurt the revenue streams of hospitals such as Community Health Systems Inc. which are already faced with an industry where wages are increasing faster than inflation. Shareholders and investors can access the free research Community Health Systems Inc. now by signing up at

On the earnings schedule for this month both Community Health Systems Inc. and Universal Health Services Inc. will be releasing their Q3 2010 readings on October 27th. The has also compiled a free research on Universal Health Services Inc. that can be downloaded now by signing up at

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