January 19, 2018

Planning can relieve ‘growing pains’ of hospital mergers

By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are becoming as common as add-on cases in the OR, with hospitals struggling to stay profitable in a financially challenging environment. Between 2008 and 2014, the United States had nearly 400 hospital mergers and acquisitions (M&A), with more than 750 hospitals being acquired or merged.

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