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Executive Health Management

Hazards of Hospital Consolidation

2015 15 Aug

In 2014, there were 95 hospital mergers, the highest since 2000. It is being forecasted that within the next five years, around 20 percent of all U.S. hospitals will seek a merger. A Viewpoint published in JAMA evaluates the implications of hospital conglomerates and the growing trend of hospital consolidation with respect to quality, access, and price.It... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Mergers: Managing Staff Expectations to Sustain Job Satisfaction

2015 25 Jan

Hospital mergers began in the UK in the late 1990s to deal with underperformance. Despite their prevalence, there is a lack of research on how such organisational changes affect job satisfaction levels and potentially compromise the quality of healthcare services provided. A recent study about the impact of hospital mergers on employee satisfaction aimed... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospital Mergers: Managing Complex Change in a Complex Environment

2011 10 Oct

Hospital mergers are an increasingly common phenomenon in the healthcare sector but how can we successfully manage such radical changes? (E)Hospital spoke to Dr. Soki Choi, a consultant, teacher and researcher from the Karolinska Institute to find out more about the topic. Dr. Choi performed an extensive study of the flagship merger of two Swedish university... Read more

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