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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
|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||p. 1|
|Let the Games Begin|
|Setting the Stage: Hahnemann, MCP, and Allegheny||p. 13|
|Entering the Merger Arena||p. 28|
|If at First You Don't Succeed: The Acquisition of Hahnemann||p. 51|
|"Our Maximum Leader": Sherif S. Abdelhak||p. 74|
|Corporate, Higher Education, and Teaching-Hospital Merger Arenas||p. 101|
|Merger Patterns: Human and Organizational Upheavals||p. 112|
|Who and What We Are: Creating an Organizational Image and Identity||p. 129|
|Consolidation Calendar: Tasks and Timetables||p. 146|
|"Merger Guinea Pigs": The Medical Students||p. 154|
|Upsizings: Institutional Expansions||p. 173|
|And Downsizings: Institutional Contractions||p. 191|
|AHERF, AHERF Sat on a Wall, AHERF, AHERF Had a Great Fall (with Apologies to Humpty Dumpty)||p. 209|
|Saving the University||p. 232|
|No One Could Put AHERF Together Again||p. 252|
|End Games: 2002-2003||p. 272|
|Appendix: The Players: People and Organizations||p. 283|
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