The Strategic Realignment of Health System Services

American Health Law Association Health Care Transactions Conference



Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12:00 PM-1:00 PM CST

Nashville, TN

As health systems face an increasingly difficult and uncertain operating environment, health system leaders and board members are asking new questions: “How must we redesign our strategy, and how does our current portfolio of assets and services align with our new strategic direction? What do we do well, where do we partner or exit, and where are we vulnerable?” Through the lens of select case studies, this session—representing the diverse perspectives of in-house counsel, outside counsel, and strategic advisor—will address options for the strategic realignment of services and the potential benefits and limitations of different approaches. Topics will include:

  • Boardroom dynamics as members weigh strategic objectives against community needs and financial realities
  • The evolving relevance of traditional system-to-system M&A in a post-pandemic environment
  • Health systems’ accelerated use of partnership models in areas such as outpatient surgery, post-acute care, behavioral health, home health/hospice, imaging, and lab services
  • The continued influence of investor-owned and private equity in non-acute areas such as ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, and value-based care
  • Considerations for protecting party interests if partnership models fail to achieve desired results
  • Considerations for health systems to access “capital light” strategies

Other Speakers: 

Nick Bidwell, Senior Vice President, Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLP; Los Angeles, CA
Rob Gerberry, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Summa Health; Akron, OH

For more information, view the agenda.