Imagine that you are a first-line manager of a department in a relatively small hospital located in a semi-rural area. For many months there had been rumors of a possible merger with another semi-rural hospital half again the size of yours located about 12 miles away. Both administration and the board of directors had been declining to comment on the rumors, although it was apparent that some kind of negotiations were underway. In about mid-November, all managers were officially notified that the merger would take place effectively on the first of January. The two hospitals were to become a single corporate entity with two locations, and functions and services would be consolidated wherever practical. Describe in detail the possible effects of the merger and all that it entails on you and your position.

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The merger is often associated with greater access to resources, lower cost, and other benefits. It is defined as “the blending of two or more corporate entities to create one new organization with one licensure and one provider number for reimbursement purposes.” However, studies on the impact of hospital mergers show that there is no predictable effect of this change on healthcare facilities. The odds of experiencing either a positive or negative impact are equal.

In the discussed case, the resources are promised to be distributed based on practicality rather than the need. Therefore, the potential effect of the merger will not be the same for both hospitals. One facility will gain more leverage, whereas the other will have to deal with some scarcity, which, in turn, might pejorate the quality of care provided to the patients. This merger might also affect my work as a manager since I could be faced with overseeing the two locations, which are 12 miles apart. As a result, my scope of responsibilities would grow, and my job would become more difficult.

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Academic.Tips. 2021. "Imagine that you are a first-line manager of a department in a relatively small hospital located in a semi-rural area. For many months there had been rumors of a possible merger with another semi-rural hospital half again the size of yours located about 12 miles away. Both administration and the board of directors had been declining to comment on the rumors, although it was apparent that some kind of negotiations were underway. In about mid-November, all managers were officially notified that the merger would take place effectively on the first of January. The two hospitals were to become a single corporate entity with two locations, and functions and services would be consolidated wherever practical. Describe in detail the possible effects of the merger and all that it entails on you and your position." July 13, 2021. https://academic.tips/question/imagine-that-you-are-a-first-line-manager-of-a-department-in-a-relatively-small-hospital-located-in-a-semi-rural-area-for-many-months-there-had-been-rumors-of-a-possible-merger-with-another-semi-rura/.

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"Imagine that you are a first-line manager of a department in a relatively small hospital located in a semi-rural area. For many months there had been rumors of a possible merger with another semi-rural hospital half again the size of yours located about 12 miles away. Both administration and the board of directors had been declining to comment on the rumors, although it was apparent that some kind of negotiations were underway. In about mid-November, all managers were officially notified that the merger would take place effectively on the first of January. The two hospitals were to become a single corporate entity with two locations, and functions and services would be consolidated wherever practical. Describe in detail the possible effects of the merger and all that it entails on you and your position." Academic.Tips, 13 July 2021, academic.tips/question/imagine-that-you-are-a-first-line-manager-of-a-department-in-a-relatively-small-hospital-located-in-a-semi-rural-area-for-many-months-there-had-been-rumors-of-a-possible-merger-with-another-semi-rura/.

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