Law & Governance

Law & Governance 13(9) March 2010
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


[This article was originally published in Healthcare Quarterly, Volume 13, Number 2.]

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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