Merger Games

The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and the Rise and Fall of the Allegheny Health Care System

Judith P Swazey
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324 pages
6 x 9

The story of one of the most public failures in healthcare consolidation

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Prologue. “Honoring the past, Creating the Future”: The Last Commencements of the HU and MCP Schools of Medicine and the First Commencement of the MCP&HU School of Medicine Part I. Let the Games Begin 1 Setting the Stage: Hahnemann, MCP, and Allegheny 2 Entering the Merger Arena 3 If at First You Don’t Succeed: The Acquisition of Hahnemann 4 “Our Maximum Leader”: Sherif S. Abdelhak Part II. Merger Landscapes 5 Corporate, Higher Education, and Teaching-Hospital Merger Arenas 6 Merger Patterns: Human and Organizational Upheavals Part III. Merger Games 7 Who and What We Are: Creating an Organizational Image and Identity 8 Consolidation Calendar: Tasks and Timetables 9 “Merger Guinea Pigs”: The Medical Students 10 Upsizings: Institutional Expansions 11 And Downsizings: Institutional Contractions Part IV. End Games 12 AHERF, AHERF Sat on a Wall, AHERF, AHERF Had a Great Fall (with Apologies to Humpty Dumpty) 13 Saving the University 14 No One Could Put AHERF Together Again 15 End Games: 2002–2003 Appendix. The Players: People and Organizations References Index

About the Author(s)

Judith Swazey is an independent scholar and an Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Her publications, which have focused on social, ethical, and policy issues in biomedical research, health care, and professional education, include I n Sickness and in Health: Social Dimensions of Medical Care (with Ralph Hingson, Norman Scotch, and James Sorenson); Social Controls and the Medical Profession (edited with Stephen Scher); and, with Renée C. Fox, The Courage to Fail: A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis, Spare Parts: Organ Replacement in American Society, and Observing Bioethics.


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