How Patients Benefit When Hospitals Come Together
Hospitals and health systems are transforming to create coordinated systems of care for patients. They are redesigning how they deliver care to meet patients’ needs and to provide their patients and communities with more convenient, cost-effective and innovative services. Realignment becomes necessary to remain competitive in a rapidly changing environment.
While various forms of affiliation are being pursued, mergers and acquisitions are one of many effective means for making progress toward meeting the aims of value-based care and driving population health. This realignment is a direct response to the changing needs of communities for more convenient care, continuous financial pressures to reduce costs and the ever-present drive to improve quality for patients. America's hospitals and health systems continue to build a high-performing, patient-centered system that benefits us all.
Hospital mergers open doors to:
- Advanced Quality
- Enhanced Services
- Maintain Access
- Fuel Innovation
Learn more by visiting the resources below.
- Comments on “Hospital Prices Grew Substantially Faster Than Physician Prices For Hospital-Based Care In 2007–14"
- AHA: FTC Approach to Reviewing Hospital Transactions Seriously Flawed
- Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets, 2018 Update. American Medical Association
- Report: Hospital Merger Benefits, a Review and Extension
- New AHA Report: Building Value for the Future Through Integration
View additional studies here.
- Rappleye, E. (2018, Dec 30). AHA finds hospital proximity matters in reaping merger benefits, Beckers Hospital Review.
- Kenneth Kaufman: Why hospitals need scale
- Pollack, R. (2018, Dec 17). Health care mergers benefit patients. USA Today.
- Study: Positive outcomes associated with mergers and acquisitions