We were able to pivot quickly — from securing massive amounts of PPE for staff and patients, to … even standing up care tents in our parking lot. – Dan Jones, CPPS, FACHE, CEO, St. Francis Medical Center
Our mission is to care for the poor and vulnerable. Regardless of their ability to pay, patients … will receive care as good or better than what they could get by driving ‘over the hill’ to the hospital in Los Angeles. – Bernie Klein, Interim CEO, Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center
We saw the creation of a new system as an opportunity to realize our fundamental belief that everyone has the right to be healthy. – Charlie Francis, senior executive vice president, chief strategy and transformation officer, CommonSpirit
Did You Know?
Health care organizations use a range of partnerships, affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions to expand and preserve services — and to financially sustain essential health care resources. These partnerships help patients by:
- Delivering care closer to home at facilities across broad geographic regions
- Offering access to specialty services, like cardiac care and organ transplantation
- Providing advanced clinical expertise
A new report from renowned consulting firm Kaufman Hall shows how these partnerships save lives, maintain access to care, and lower costs for Californians.
In a separate analysis, the firm examines how many hospitals rely on these partnerships for financial support to protect care delivery.