Integration: An Inclusive Approach to Provider Affiliations

Erdmann, Dorothy
June 2011
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2011, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p25
In this article the author discusses the healthcare mergers and acquisitions and affiliation in the U.S. She states that while having participated in an affiliation of Shawano Medical Center (SMC) with ThedaCare Inc., the success of the affiliation comes from the quality of a relationship. Also mentioned are the common problem faced by the SMC including the lack of access to capital, an aging hospital, and the inability to pursue providing competitive salaries to employees.


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