Anatomy of a Merger

Hotchkiss, Brian L.
October 2002
Click (1532-0391);Oct2002, p13
This article presents information on medical staff leaders' involvement with hospital management at Blodgett was courteous, but had little operational significance. There were medical staff representatives on the board of trustees and administrative officers attended medical executive committee meetings, but most decisions were reached in executive sessions remote from physician contact. Shortly before the merger, top management and medical staff officers began meeting weekly. Matters were similar at Butterworth, the larger and more complex system.


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