Over the past decade, healthcare organizations have engaged in sweeping consolidation, leading to debates as to whether this helps or hurts patients. While some argue that consolidation achieves economies of scale and the efficiencies needed to remain competitive, others believe that mergers and acquisitions result in fewer providers delivering more expensive and inferior care. The forces driving consolidation and the approaches organizations are taking to adapt are varied. This event will draw on a panel of experts who have actively guided hospitals, health systems, and medical practices through mergers and/or acquisitions. Panelists will discuss the issues driving local consolidation, the impact that consolidation has had on the Chicago market, and the leadership traits and tools that best allow an organization to deliver on a transaction’s promised benefits.
Steve Sullivan, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer
Earl J. Barnes, II, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, AMITA Health
Gerald P. “J.P.” Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Anthony Guaccio, President and Chief Executive Officer, NorthShore Swedish Hospital
Hector Torres, Managing Director, FocalPoint Partners