The field guide to hospital partnership and affiliation models

The field guide to hospital partnerships and affiliation models

Compare different types of non-M&A partnerships to see which one might be right for your organization.

Behind the flurry of M&A in recent years, a deeper trend of hospital integration is underway: the emergence of alternative partnerships that secure many of the same benefits of M&A without the financial and legal commitment:

  • Clinical affiliation
  • Regional collaborative
  • Accountable care organization
  • Clinically integrated network

This guide defines these types of partnerships and offers benefits, drawbacks, and examples of organizations in each.

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Want our strategic framework for partnership decisions? Health Care Advisory Board members can read or download The Strategic Thinker's Guide to Partnerships and Affiliations.

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