Case Study: Defining an Appropriate Affiliation Strategy for an Independent Hospital

Background Our client, a standalone 200-bed hospital located in the eastern U.S., had experienced reasonable financial success over the last decade as an independent provider in a rural community.  Faced with the challenges of reform, an aging facility and an aging medical staff, the board felt it would be wise to explore affiliation options.  However, […]

Mergers and Physician Alignment

Our consultants see an interesting dichotomy with clients: they believe, almost uniformly, that closer alignment with physicians is crucial to future success, but when evaluating merger partners or acquisition targets, the issue isn’t often high priority. This is a failure in client strategy. Part of the problem is that physician alignment is difficult to assess. […]