UHS profit jumps 25% as admissions rise: 5 things to know

King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services reported net income of $680.5 million in 2015, up 25 percent from a year earlier.

Here are five things to know about UHS' most-recent financial results.

1. The for-profit hospital operator said revenue increased 10.2 percent year over year to $9.04 billion in 2015.

2. The financial boost was attributable partially to an increase in patient volume. UHS saw adjusted admissions increase 5.4 percent last year, as compared to 2014.

3. On a same facility basis, the operating margin at UHS' acute care hospitals increased to 18.5 percent in 2015, up from 17.9 percent the year prior.

4. The hospital operator's acute care facilities provided slightly more charity care and uninsured discounts in 2015 than in 2014, amounting to approximately $1.2 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively.

5. UHS reported operating income of nearly $1.3 billion in 2015, up 18.4 percent from a year earlier.

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