A corporate action in which a company buys most, if not all, of the target company's ownership stakes in order to assume control of the target firm. Acquisitions are often made as part of a company's growth strategy whereby it is more beneficial to take over an existing firm's operations and niche compared to expanding on its own. Acquisitions are often paid in cash, the acquiring company's stock or a combination of both.

The rules of healthcare are changing. Today, growth isn’t about just getting bigger. It’s about developing all of the components needed for coordinated care and reduced costs.

In this Health Leaders Media Breakthroughs report, leading hospital systems that have seen the value of growth from mergers and acquisitions—North Shore–LIJ Health System, Novant Health, Baylor Health Care System, and Bayhealth Medical Center—share insights and lessons learned that will help you:

  • Blend a growth strategy of acquisition and new development
  • Analyze acquisitions for all of the pieces of a coordinated care system including home health and ambulatory centers
  • Compare centralized system leadership with site-based local leadership to create a single system culture
  • Learn the steps to identify potential hospital and physician partners during due diligence that will fit the organization’s mission, vision, and values