SOURCE: StockCall


November 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Research on Health Management Associates Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. -- Healthcare Hospitals Report Mixed Q3 Results

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Hospitals industry and has completed analytical research on Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA) and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The Hospitals industry, which includes companies such as Health Management Associates Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp., has produced mixed results recently. Higher admissions and surgery rates have been a positive for many, however, lower state Medicaid rates of payment and in some cases increased expenses related to healthcare information technology have worked against companies. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Health Management Associates Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp. at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Hospitals industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Health Management Associates Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corp.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

While both Health Management and Tenet Healthcare posted increased admissions and surgery rates for their most recent quarter, the industry is still facing negative pressure as individuals continue to postpone hospital visits for elective surgeries, due to financial reasons. Tenet reported a 3.2% increase in surgeries, and Health Management's surgery levels climbed 4.8%. Health Management also reported an increase in emergency room visits. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

A number of other headwinds are also dragging on the industry. Some hospitals are dealing with increased levels of bad debts, while others have seen occupancy on a same hospital basis drop. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Hospitals industry.

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