Adventist Health’s net income nears $230M in FY17

Dive Brief:

  • Adventist Health’s net income grew 366% to $229.8 million in fiscal year 2017, up from $169.1 million in 2016.
  • Operating income was $203.9 million for the year ended Dec. 31, an 11.6% increase from $812.8 million the previous year, according to recent released financial documents.
  • The 90-hospital, Roseville, CA-based nonprofit health system reported $4.1 billion in revenue, a 5.8% gain over 2016’s $3.9 billion.

Dive Insight:

Adventist’s rosy performance gain reflects at least a short-term upward trend in financials as nonprofits show some signs of bouncing back from several years of rough currents fueled by shrinking volumes and reimbursement cuts. Geisinger Health System saw net income jump nearly $200 million to $324.9 million in the first half of fiscal year 2018, compared with the prior year, providing an excess margin of 9%.

Mayo Clinic reported $707 million in operating income and $12 billion in revenue for 2017, an increase of more than $225 million and $1 billion, respectively, from the previous year. Meanwhile, UPMC’s net income rose to $1.3 billion last year, spurred by strong operating and investing results and integration of UPMC Pinnacle into UPMC operations. Operating revenue and operating income also increased.

Adventist is looking to expand its brand footprint. Earlier this month, the system inked a deal to acquire Florida-based 421-bed Munroe Regional Medical Center from Community Health Systems. It has also broadened its reach in northern California through an affiliation agreement with Fremont-Rideout Health Group, which become effective at the first of this month.

Net patient service revenue at Adventist was $3.8 billion, up from $3.6 billion a year earlier. Total expenses rose to $3.9 billion, versus $3.7 billion in 2016. Of that, $1.9 billion was for employee compensation. The system recorded total cash and investments of $1.9 billion for last year.

Occupancy of licensed beds stayed mostly flat at 55.6% across the system. Average length of stay was down slightly and outpatient revenues as a percentage of gross patient revenue was down to 44.7% from 45.1% in 2016.


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