Jeff Hoffman, a partner and consultant with Kurt Salmon in San Francisco, says mergers made up the lion's share of his practice over the past 21 years in health care consulting, but that partnerships and affiliations have gradually overtaken mergers as hospital and health system leaders and their boards try to be proactive with strategic decisions, but don't necessarily feel the need to sell assets or give up local control as a first step. They know they can't continue business as usual, but they want to keep their options open.

The above excerpt is from Philip Betbeze HealthLeader's article, "You Need Partners." Read the full article here.

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