Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 13(2) March 2010 : 36-43.doi:10.12927/hcq.2013.21688
System Integration

Enhancing Lives Together: Reviewing the Process of an Organizational Amalgamation

Emily Christoffersen, Donna Cripps, Lillian Badzioch, Mary Anne Sersen, Brenda Flaherty and Murray T. Martin

Abstract

The amalgamation between two hospitals creates a transition period of significant change, uncertainty and complexity. It is a challenging time within an organization that needs to be managed effectively. This article outlines the integration process and eight-step framework used during an amalgamation of an acute hospital organization and a post-acute hospital. The initial process evaluation and lessons learned are also presented.

 

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