Like other businesses and governments, staffing is also a concern that is prompting some hospitals to look into closing service lines, cross-training nurses and offering signing bonuses to new hires, which could compress margins.

“Pretty much every single major health care system is having challenges with labor, especially on the nursing side,” Kaufman Hall’s Sohn said.

--With assistance from Danielle Moran.

This article was provided by Bloomberg News.

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