Healthcare affiliation – more than just a beauty contest
The healthcare affiliation process is rife with promises and predictions, but long after the “beauty contest” is over, the decisions you make will have lasting implications for your organization and your community.
At Ascendient, we seek to get beyond the personalities and puffery to establish objective criteria for evaluating various suitors and structural alternatives. We examine not only the needs of your organization, but also the overall strategic direction of each potential partner to determine organizational and strategic fit. Our thorough analysis is designed to ensure that potential partners have the capability – and demonstrated willingness – to deliver what your organization needs, not just the shine and polish of a sales presentation.
Throughout the entire process, we also seek to balance affiliation options against the case for status quo. While consolidation is a trend with many advantages, it is not the best answer for every organization. As your independent advisor, Ascendient can help you determine the best course of action for your specific circumstances.
Two decades’ experience in finding the best fit
Our team of healthcare consultants has completed many affiliation engagements over the past 20 years, helping clients develop and implement a broad range of formal relationships.
No two affiliation scenarios can ever be exactly alike, and objectivity is especially difficult when all parties are engaged in the salesmanship game. At Ascendient, we bring long experience to our role as facilitator, analyst, and independent advisor, helping to ensure the best strategic fit for a successful future.
For more information, please contact Dawn Carter at 919-226-1701.