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Top long-term care organizations for mergers and acquisitions

Healthcare facility mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are changing the landscape of the U.S. market. Consolidations continue across all firm types. While these moves help increase market share and streamline supply chains for provider organizations, patients may have fewer choices in care providers and potentially higher out-of-pocket costs.

What segment of the healthcare market is seeing the most M&A activity?

Healthcare M&A deals are active in the long-term care market, especially as the United States’ population continues to age. Between 2019 and January 2024, Definitive Healthcare recorded over 850 news stories across about 650 assisted living, home health, hospice and skilled nursing facilities. In comparison, there were about 1,500 health system and hospital M&A news stories in the same timeframe.

The following table lists the top 10 long-term care organizations with the most merger and acquisition news stories by facilities in the Definitive Healthcare LongTermCareView product between January 2019 and January 2024.

Top long-term care organizations in the news for M&A activity

Organization nameDefinitive IDNumber of M&A news storiesExplore dataset
The Ensign Group58197521Explore
Brookdale Senior Living58199012Explore
Addus HomeCare8548749Explore
Traditions Health8255929Explore
St Croix Hospice8257808Explore
Jet Health9986646Explore
Amedisys Inc8022835Explore
Genesis HealthCare5821945Explore
Meridian Senior Living9069665Explore
Pennant Group10069195Explore
Presbyterian Senior Living8657265Explore

Fig. 1 Data is based on organizations tracked in the Definitive Healthcare LongTermCareView product. News and intelligence data is gathered from proprietary sources and updated daily. Accessed February 2024.

Which long-term care organizations have the most news stories on M&A?

The Ensign Group tops the list with 21 merger and acquisition news stories in the timeframe analyzed. Brookdale Senior Living is second on the list for long-term care organizations with the most M&A deals with 12. Traditions Health and Addus HomeCare each had nine M&A news stories over the past several years.

Recent M&A deals in 2023 and 2024 among facilities in the long-term care market include three organizations that made the list: Amedisys Inc., Presbyterian Senior Living, and PruittHealth.

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