Building better community hospital partnerships

How to harness “ecosystemness” to fuel growth

Stand-alone hospitals find it increasingly difficult to remain independent as they operate under intensifying financial pressure and newfound competition.

Community hospital leaders’ typical approach to partnerships is narrow in scope, and expectations are low. If a partnership helps a community hospital remain independent, leaders often deem the partnership successful. We believe stand-alone facilities can go beyond merely surviving to fueling growth with innovative approaches to partnership strategy.

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