Eruption: Another Mega Health System Merger In The Chicago Marketplace — John G. Baresky

Presence Health (12 hospitals) merging with AMITA Health (9 hospitals), a Chicago-based partnership of Ascension’s Alexian Brothers Health System and Adventist Midwest Health. Adventist Midwest is part of Adventist Health System, a nine-state, 45-hospital health system based in Florida; Ascension Health, based in St. Louis, has 141 hospitals in 22 states.

…According to Kaufman Hall, a Skokie, Illinois-based management consulting firm with a long-established healthcare business practice, the number of hospital mergers and acquisitions in 2017 is on track to exceed the number of deals reported in 2016…

Chicago’s health system environment undergoing more drastic change

​One healthcare merger leads to another

​Patient care firepower, Chicago’s healthcare provider organizations offer an array of specialties as part of their competitive formulas

​The Chicago hospital and health system marketplace has much more competition than meets the eye

​The health system crystal ball…

The Chicago hospital and health system marketplace has a prominent profile in other markets…

Healthcare product manufacturers will be more closely dialing in marketing, sales and contracting strategies to land and maintain these large customers; health insurers will be even more deeply scrutinizing premiums, employer plans, Medicare arrangements and medical loss ratios. For consumers / patients, there are advantages in being treated within one health system in terms of the total continuum of care, however; this may be at the expense of having fewer provider organizations to choose from and less competition -potentially leading to higher out-of-pocket costs.

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