Hospital Cost Containment Strategies that Earn the Respect of Rating Agencies

A Free Webinar for CEOs, CFOs, Boards Members and other decision makers at hospital facilities.

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Ratings agencies are increasingly concerned over hospitals’ ability to manage and communicate their long-term costs. This session will cover both quantitative and qualitative analyses that go into a credit rating, pulling relevant examples from the world of healthcare to highlight areas of concern and best practices. The session will also discuss transformative strategies that all facilities should consider implementing to ensure long-term financial stability that both earns the respect of rating agencies and best positions the facility for a variety of financial and organizational options.

This presentation will help you:

  • Understand the risks involved in not properly managing and understanding costs. 
  • Know what quantitative and qualitative factors need to be monitored in order to form a comprehensive cost containment strategy.
  • Know what questions to ask about your financial and organizational models to properly assess and form effective cost containment strategies.
  • Learn best practices for transforming a hospital into a cost-effective facility that can lead to positive outcomes with rating agencies and other financial or healthcare entities.


Jason Dopoulos is a Managing Director and Southwest Regional Manager of Lancaster Pollard. His article on Hospital Cost Containment Strategies – upon which this presentation was based – appeared in the Jan. 2016 issue of HFMA Magazine.

Kyle Hemminger is a Vice President at Lancaster Pollard, and is based in our Austin, TX office. His five years at the firm have focused on health care finance.

Paul Brydon is the retired CFO of Antelope Valley Hospital. With over 40 years’ experience in finance, primarily in the health care sector, Mr. Brydon is a seasoned finance expert, both strategic and operational in focus, with a thorough understanding of the business dynamics of health care

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