This two-part Video Feature produced by Modern Healthcare reporter Vince Galloro looks at how investor-owned hospital companies integrate newly acquired hospitals into their systems.
Part 1 shows the approach that LifePoint Hospitals takes to integrating its acquisitions, with a focus on its acquisition last year of Sumner Regional Health Systems in Gallatin, Tenn.
In Part 2, stock analyst Frank Morgan describes the strengths that investor-owned companies have in integrating acquisitions and the importance of understanding the acquired hospital's culture, especially the physician culture. Also, Iasis Healthcare executive Jay Hoffman talks about his company's approach.
Read Galloro's special report on integrating acquisitions from the Feb. 28 issue of Modern Healthcare.