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Universal Health Services (UHS) Company Overview

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the fifth largest for-profit hospital operator in America and the country's largest publicly-traded psychiatric and substance abuse facility operator.[1] Increased competition in the hospital industry have pressured margins in the company's hospital business from,[2] but UHS has compensated for this with strong earnings in its behavioral health segment.[3]

Because UHS receives the majority of its revenues from its hospitals, the company has been significantly impacted by a shift in the hospital industry towards physician-owned healthcare facilities, which has increased competition for the company's hospitals in urban markets.[4] Another drag on UHS's financial performance is bad debt expense resulting from rising numbers of uninsured patients nationwide.[5] UHS's behavioral health services segment, however, lets the firm benefit from a more favorable market environment and higher profit margins at psychiatric and substance abuse facilities (almost 20%, compared to about 7% in UHS's hospitals).[6]

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