New Book by Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., Shows Health Care Executives How to Plan Successful Affiliations

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With health care mergers and acquisitions on the rise, Leading Your Healthcare Organization through a Merger or Acquisition, authored by Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., is a timely guide providing hospital executives with insight and direction as they make crucial decisions and plan for lasting partnerships that benefit the communities they serve.

Health care providers of all types are thinking about forming new relationships with others

With health care mergers and acquisitions on the rise, Leading Your Healthcare Organization through a Merger or Acquisition, authored by Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., is a timely guide providing hospital executives with insight and direction as they make crucial decisions and plan for lasting partnerships that benefit the communities they serve.

Authored by Alan Zuckerman, president of Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., and other senior staff of the firm, Leading Your Healthcare Organization through a Merger or Acquisition presents practical advice and strategies for health care organizations that are considering an affiliation or are in the process of merging. Case studies from the field help readers understand the common issues and challenges that arise as health care organizations merge. Experts weigh in on all areas of mergers and acquisitions, including cultural alignment, governance issues, organization design, physician strategies, clinical and quality impacts, and financial challenges. The book contains useful checklists and tools to help executives better assess potential partnerships and the benefits that may be realized through a merger or acquisition.

“Health care providers of all types are thinking about forming new relationships with others,” states Steven Lipstein, president and chief executive officer of BJC HealthCare, a leading health system and product of the 1993 merger between Barnes-Jewish, Inc., and Christian Health Services. As the health care industry enters the new post-reform era, a surge in partnerships is expected between health care organizations in an effort to provide higher quality and improved coordination of patient care. Leading Your Healthcare Organization through a Merger or Acquisition serves as a trusted resource for hospital and health system executives exploring these
potential partnerships.

About Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc.
Health Strategies & Solutions, Inc., is a leading national health care strategy firm that provides planning services to academic medical centers, large health systems, community hospitals, physician practices, and specialty hospitals. Additional information on the firm is available online at http://www.hss-inc.com .

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