Hospital and Service-Line Consolidation Planning

During this timely session, led by Ms. Tyler and Dr. Cohn, participants will learn how to:

  • Evaluate and respond to the sustainability imperative
  • Engage physicians in strategic planning that adds value
  • Apply a template to evaluate prospective partners, based on case reviews of other hospitals where the process has gone well and has been done poorly

Ms Virginia Tyler

Virginia TylerMs. Tyler is a vice president with The Camden Group who specializes in general strategy, mergers and affiliations, service line planning, ACO and clinical integration strategy, and hospital designations (such as ANCC Magnet).  She focuses on facilitating thoughtful conversations with practical solutions.  She is known for her organization, clear communication, and focus on delivering value. A chief nursing officer who heard her speak said, “It was so interesting to hear how you gave case studies and examples from other regions and industries. I understand this information more than ever before.”

Dr Kenneth Cohn

Ken CohnTo the best of his knowledge, Dr. Cohn is the only practicing general surgeon/MBA in the US who speaks, consults, writes, and teaches about physician-hospital relations. Using real-life stories from his work in 42 states, he demonstrates ways that collaboration improves retention and clinical and financial outcomes.  His four books, Better Communication for Better Care, Collaborate for Success, The Business of Healthcare, and Getting It Done, have sold over 5,000 copies.   Dr. Cohn has been mentoring physicians in leadership development over a decade, finding that they enjoy learning from a fellow practicing physician.

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phone, 978-834-6089 (U.S. eastern time)