TechCrunch  Jul 16  Comment 
Years ago, in the heyday of home video, I played a board games that used VHS tapes and electronic parts to help spur the action along. From Candy Land VCR to Captain Power, game makers were doing the best they could with a new technology. Now,...
NPR  Oct 28  Comment 
Hurricane victims can replace chairs, cars, even homes. But they can't replace family photos or VHS tapes of grandma. So the Smithsonian and FEMA have dispatched a "heritage task force" to Texas.
New York Times  Sep 1  Comment 
The actors, who go way back as college roommates, recall cherished VHS tapes, the glory days of gay night life, and apartments with curtains for doors.
NPR  Jun 3  Comment 
With VHS tapes degrading, most Americans' home videos from the '80s and '90s won't be viewable in a decade. But there's a grassroots movement to preserve them for posterity.
DailyFinance  Feb 17  Comment 
Filed under: Finance, Business, Companies For many children of the '80s and '90s, going to Blockbuster was a weekend staple. The American-based home movie and video game rental service was known for its vast collection of classic VHS tapes and...
DailyFinance  Feb 17  Comment 
Filed under: Shop, Home, News and Trends This post was created by our Shop on AOL curators, who share the best products at great prices. Do you fall asleep watching your old Little Mermaid VHS or know someone that does? Do you secretly believe...
New York Times  Dec 15  Comment 
A Los Angeles gallery will play host next month to a “videotape rental store” with thousands of VHS copies of the 1996 Tom Cruise film.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 27  Comment 
It’s true: Video-store holdouts still exist. Their goal is to keep pushing DVDs, Blu-Rays and even VHS tapes in an age when streaming movies is second-nature.
Forbes  Oct 10  Comment 
Autonomous-car startup Comma.ai has a product called Comma One, is a little green unit about the size of a VHS tape, is essentially deep-learning software meant to take sensor input and translate it into output controlling the car.
BBC News  Jul 26  Comment 
The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.


Vanguard Health Systems (NYSE:VHS) is a regionally focuses healthcare provider composed of 26 hospital and several outpatient facilities in Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas. The hospital network provides a range of medical services such as emergency care, general surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, orthopedics and neurology. Certain facilities also offer more intensive procedures including open-heart surgery and level II and III neonatal intensive care.[1]

Business Overview

For the fiscal year 2010 ending on June 30th, Vanguard Health Systmes reported a total revenue of $3.38B and $46.3M in net loss. This was 6% decrease in revenue from the previous year.[2]

New Updates

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NYSE occurred on June 21, 2011. The company offered 25M shares each for $18 well below the initial price range of $21-$23. The offering raised a total of $450M. The lead managers of the IPO were Bank Of America (MXK:BAC), Barclays (BCS), and Citigroup (C).[3]

Trends & Forces

More Consolidations and Acquisitions to Come

Future growth is driven from internal market expansion and industry consolidation trends leading to acquisitions. The recent Health Reform Law 2010 [4] is written in such a way to drive certain industry changes towards a more patient value-based approach through a series of state grants and tax incentives. These incentives are targeted to shift the dollars spent on late-stage illness treatment to early-stage preventative care through health & wellness programs. .[5]

  1. Vanguard Health Systems S-1/A 2011 SUMMARY "Our Company" pg 1-2
  2. Vanguard Health Systems S-1/A 2011 SUMMARY "Summary Historical Financial and Other Data" pg 12
  3. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Vanguard Health Systems prices IPO at $18, below the range" 21 June 2011
  4. Health Reform Law 2010 Summary
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