Since 2010, approximately 190 hospitals across the country have closed; approximately 85 hospitals have sought bankruptcy protection since 2011.Download
As inauguration day approaches, full or partial ACA repeal seems inevitable. On January 12, the Senate set the stage for repeal through the reconciliation process by passing a budget blueprint measure.Download
The election of Donald Trump injected a new uncertainty into an already turbulent period for the healthcare industry. We contemplate how potential tectonic shifts in federal policy will impact healthcare providers.
[White Paper] Acknowledging the Possible: The Inherent Risks of Hospital Affiliations and Strategies to Mitigate Those Risks.
In this recent article for the AHLA Transactions Conference Guide, Director Jeff Sommer and Managing Director Rob Kirsch explore the inherent risks of hospital affiliations and present strategies to mitigate those risks.Download
Stroudwater Principal Scott Goodspeed authored this guide, which provides a practical approach to identify key patient populations, in collaboration with the National Rural Health Resource Center.Download
This article introduces and explores Accelerated Operations Improvement, Stroudwater's unique four-phase approach to hospital performance transformation. Healthcare consulting firms have been offering Operations Improvement (“OI”) support to hospitals for decades, expensive engagements that typically take years. Stroudwater’s Accelerated Operations Improvement approach provides a rapid, thorough process for improving operations and financial performance with demonstrated results.Download
A strategic options assessment can be a powerful approach to help hospital and health system leaders evaluate performance against a set of organization-specific strategic objectives and related metrics.Download
This article addresses one of the crucial questions that influence the success of an affiliation—that of partner risk. The two sets of analyses provide an objective basis on which to evaluate two key elements of partner risk: Are the prospective partner’s actions aligned with the potential affiliate’s objectives? And how well-positioned is the prospective partner to enhance the performance of the partner-seeking organization on critical quality and efficiency metrics?Download