Healthcare News & Insights

7 key factors for healthcare mergers and affiliations

Mergers and affiliations allow hospitals to share expenses and offer patients a wide array of services. In this guest post, Robin Figueroa, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers seven steps you need to consider when undertaking a merger.

Considering a merger? Pay attention to 3 potential safety risks

As the healthcare industry changes, there’s always the possibility your facility will merge with another. Maintaining a hospital or health system is expensive, and pooling resources can help counteract some of the costs. However, those mergers may cause more than just administrative headaches – they might actually impact patient care. 

Hospital prices, mergers come under fire in new report

There’s more scrutiny coming about the prices facilities charge patients for services – and new research challenges some fairly common assumptions about what really drives hospital prices. 

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