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Healthcare Mergers: Two Systems Build Cultural Alignment for Scale and Shared Enterprise

August 2, 2017
2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time/11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Presented by:

Ken Marlow, J.D., Partner, Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP
Chris Anderson, CPA, FACHE, Vice President/Administrator, Mississippi Operations, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Jason Little, M.B.A., M.S.H.A., FACHE, President & CEO, Baptist Memorial Health Care
Dick Cowart, J.D., Chair, Health Law/Government Relations & Public Policy Departments, Baker Donelson

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As more non-profit hospitals and health systems look to expand their footprint to compete on a national level and create economies of scale, many hospitals are merging. By streamlining operations, hospital executives and boards believe they are able to lower costs and improve care. 

Mississippi Baptist Health System, a four-hospital system, (Jackson, MS) recently merged with Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, TN) to create the largest non-profit healthcare system in the region. This program will outline the steps taken in the merger process and the role of leadership and governance in carrying it out, providing an excellent example of culturally aligned regional health systems coming together for scale and shared expertise.

This Webinar will present considerations for all types of organizations assessing their current strategic position and seeking to learn about key issues to determine whether a merger/affiliation is the appropriate next step. For organizations that have already entered into a merger or affiliation, this program will demonstrate what is needed for cultural alignment among disparate entities within a system.

After viewing this Webinar, participants will be able to:
  • List issues to consider before approaching a potential partner and strategic questions for the board to ask.
  • Identify and assess key mission, cultural, and business drivers and weigh those against the risks and costs associated with a strategic combination.
  • Explain how and when the board should engage and work with legal counsel and consultants in the merger/affiliation process.
  • Describe key compliance and regulatory issues to look for in a non-profit hospital merger.

This 60-minute program will include a live question/answer session.


Continuing Education Credits available:

Joint Accreditation
Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Governance Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Approved
The Governance Institute, a service of National Research Corporation, is authorized to award 1 hour of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit toward initial advancement, or recertification, of FACHE. Participants who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education Credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants should log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.