Leading clinical hospital and regional hospital merger
When a leading clinical hospital and regional hospital identified the potential value of an extensive collaboration or merger, they decided to contact Gupta before taking the next steps in the process.
They wanted to know what the exact medical and financial benefits might be in a variety of possible scenarios. And what about the risks? Gupta helped them answer these fundamental questions.
Together with a streamlined working group of medical specialists from both hospitals, Gupta developed a number of possible collaboration scenarios. They ranged from no cooperation at all to extensively unifying their care. Next, we worked out the scenarios as concretely as possible, including a quantitative analysis of which type of care should be offered where and the related consequences for capacity. The working group rated these various scenarios based on clear medical and financial criteria. The most promising scenarios were further developed during various consultations with internal and external stakeholders, which eventually led to the selection of one scenario.
Starting on the right foot
The advantage of the chosen way of working is that the hospitals thoroughly discussed their decisions regarding the distribution of care, the positioning of each location and the integration method prior to the actual merger. By bringing medical and financial issues together, they used a careful process to reach a decision that was based on facts. And despite the fact that it was an intensive and time-consuming process, the results paid off during the integration, which was successful in spite of the complexity.