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Merger Games : The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and the Rise and Fall of the Allegheny Healthcare System

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ISBN13:

9781439907177

ISBN10:
143990717X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/14/2011
Publisher(s):
Temple Univ Pr

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Summary

With deepening financial problems, Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation filed for bankruptcy in 1998--in the midst of its landmark merger of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. What resulted was another dire event in an escalating disaster. As civil and criminal investigations probed Allegheny's collapse, the survival of the medical school and other health sciences university schools, and the operation of the hospitals hung in the balance. Fortunately, a saviour arrived in the form of Drexel University which used the opportunity to create its own medical school. Merger Gamesis Judith Swazey's gripping account of this historic transaction. Based on extraordinarily detailed original research and continuous inside access to the developments, this book clearly delineates who the players were and what the merger means for the future of medical education and institutional healthcare. Merger Gamesis a definitive history of one of the most important academic medicine mergers in Philadelphia and the country, which happened at a time when medical care was becoming commodified in almost every state.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
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 Medicinep. 1
Let the Games Begin
Setting the Stage: Hahnemann, MCP, and Alleghenyp. 13
Entering the Merger Arenap. 28
If at First You Don't Succeed: The Acquisition of Hahnemannp. 51
"Our Maximum Leader": Sherif S. Abdelhakp. 74
MERGER LANDSCAPES
Corporate, Higher Education, and Teaching-Hospital Merger Arenasp. 101
Merger Patterns: Human and Organizational Upheavalsp. 112
Merger Games
Who and What We Are: Creating an Organizational Image and Identityp. 129
Consolidation Calendar: Tasks and Timetablesp. 146
"Merger Guinea Pigs": The Medical Studentsp. 154
Upsizings: Institutional Expansionsp. 173
And Downsizings: Institutional Contractionsp. 191
End Games
AHERF, AHERF Sat on a Wall, AHERF, AHERF Had a Great Fall (with Apologies to Humpty Dumpty)p. 209
Saving the Universityp. 232
No One Could Put AHERF Together Againp. 252
End Games: 2002-2003p. 272
Appendix: The Players: People and Organizationsp. 283
Referencesp. 287
Indexp. 303
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