Partnering & Organizational Alternatives

Financial pressures and other forces are causing community-based hospitals nationwide to consider the pros and cons of forming a relationship or regional strategy with a larger institution. CHC Consulting helps hospital boards assess whether a partnership is desirable or inevitable, and if so, what type of partnership is most advantageous. CHC Consulting conducts a thorough evaluation of a hospital’s cost structure and operations to make recommendations about the best path forward.



Insight. Understand the different types of partnership arrangements that are available.

Guidance. Navigation through the process of finding suitable partners.

Help. Negotiate the relationship to your best advantage.

Preparation. Stay in the game and find the proverbial win-win situation.

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I’ve never seen a group of people so totally enthusiastic about fulfilling their mission. We’ve been very pleased with our collaboration with CHC.”

~Elorine Sitka, Board Member, Yoakum Community Hospital, Yoakum, Texas

Partnership Whitepaper

Powerful Partnership? Community Hospitals Evaluate Relationships as a Pathway to Financial Viability

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Pondering a Partnership? Community hospitals evaluate relationships as a pathway to financial vitality

The Situation

Healthcare organizations today face unprecedented pressures. Sustained economic uncertainty, healthcare reform, the growing number of uninsured individuals and other forces cause smaller, community-based hospitals in particular to consider the pros and cons of forming a relationship with a larger institution.

In some cases, there is no choice — surrendering independence in exchange for resources is necessary for survival. But sometimes there are means by which a hospital can preserve its independence while securing its footing, not just for the time being but for the foreseeable future. Community Hospital...