Your April 5 issue had an interesting article on hospitals that have chosen to remain as stand-alone institutions ("Still alone after all these years," p. 44). The hospital I work for is a stand-alone, one of the few left in Philadelphia. Two major systems wanted to purchase us. Both those systems have since filed for bankruptcy.
You can't always get what you want, but you can usually get what you need.
Financial aid officer
Roxborough Memorial Hospital