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Mergers of Teaching Hospitals in Boston, New York, and Northern California investigates the recent drop in funding for teaching hospitals and the subsequent mergers of some of the nation's top medical schools and teaching hospitals with both for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals.
The case studies contained within this book rely on an impressive amount of research. Notably, instead of citing only published articles and books, the author includes information from numerous, extensive personal interviews with key participants in the various mergers. With this research the author not only presents to the reader a picture of why these mergers came about, but also investigates how the organizations have fared since joining together. The mergers are analyzed and compared in order to identify various methods of merger formation as well as ways in which other newly formed hospitals might accomplish a variety of important goals.
Offering a spectacular account of some of the mergers that occurred in the health care field at the close of the twentieth century, these stories provide insight into academia's relationship with teaching hospitals and the challenges involved in bringing prestigious and powerful medical institutions together. This book will particularly appeal to professionals and academics interested in medicine, business, and organizational studies.
John Kastor is with the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Teaching hospitals Administration Case studies, Hospital mergers Case studies, Multihospital systems Case studies, Hospitals Shared services Case studies