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10 Reads for Merging Hospitals

Ten stories with practical checklists, advice from executives and analyses of transaction trends for hospitals and health systems considering, pursuing or undergoing a merger.

1. 10 Healthcare Transaction Trends
Lead finance editor Helen Adamopoulos takes a look at 10 healthcare transaction trends for 2014.

2. 20 Best Practices for Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
Twenty best practices to help hospital and health system executives navigate the transaction process from beginning to end, from preplanning to communicating the deal to stakeholders.

3. The Most Influential Transactions of 2013
Refresh your memory with analysis of some of the most important healthcare transactions from 2013, or the year of the "mega-merger." For-profits and nonprofits were both part of the act, and many of the transactions in 2013 had dramatic back stories.

4. 10 Necessary Points for a Due Diligence Checklist
Whether the transaction involves a hospital acquisition of a practice or another hospital, the same general principles apply in effectively and efficiently conducting due diligence. The first step should be to develop a robust due diligence checklist with these 10 categories.

5. 10 Lessons From Leaders Who Have Merged or Acquired Hospitals
Three hospital and healthcare executives dispense advice, findings and lessons learned from their experiences in acquiring, merging or affiliating with other providers.

6. 15 Key Trends and Issues for Hospital and Health System Transactions
In a webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review, Scott Becker, JD, chairman of the McGuireWoods healthcare department and publisher of Becker's Healthcare, discussed 15 of the biggest merger and acquisition trends within the hospital sector.

7. Market Matters: How Major Hospital Mergers Have Avoided Antitrust Issues
Hospitals and health systems looking to join forces have to worry about objections from more than economists and health insurers concerned about skyrocketing prices. The Federal Trade Commission has expressed its intent to keep a close eye on hospital mergers.

8. Not a Merger, Not an Acquisition: When and Why Strategic Partnerships Make Sense
The benefits of strategic partnerships as well as the potential problems associated with healthcare's more ambiguous type of transaction.   

9. Strategic Hospital Unions: Considerations for a Healthy Merger
This article discusses why organizations should avoid affiliations with three types of potential partners — the tease, the harlot and the sinking ship — as well as several other points of guidance for merging hospitals.

10. Calling it Off: Why Some Hospital Mergers Fail and Others Don't
A merger might fall through for a handful of reasons. Here, experts discuss the reasons hospital transactions can go awry, best practices to avoid problems and possible serious negative repercussions hospitals and leaders face if a deal does fall through.

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