THREE PRIMARY M&A STRATEGIES EMERGE
Hospitals and health systems remain independent, but create legal partnerships that allow them to pursue common goals and mitigate financial and clinical risks.
Hospitals combine with each other — or even health plans and specialty clinics — to pursue joint ventures. Primarily designed to improve performance of value-based care, data analytics and population health management.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The most commonly pursued approach is to merge or buy peer organizations that have complementary capabilities, market reach and brand reputations. This strategy typically provides the quickest path to financial gains — if the integration progresses smoothly.