GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services releases executive survey

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Most executives expect to pursue mergers and acquisitions as part of their growth strategy over the next year, while a third will look at recapitalization, according to a new survey from GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services.

The survey asked 223 senior executives within the healthcare services industry their opinions on strategy. More than half said they expect to increase staffing, while a third listed the U.S. economy and budget pressures as their primary concern over the next year.

The majority — 72% — said they expected their business to improve over the next 12 months.

The company conducted the survey in advance of its 2013 Healthcare Services Conference, held Sept. 17 in Washington, DC.