5 Fierce strategies to picking the right merger partner

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By Alicia Caramenico

The need to boost volume and economies of scale, while still managing costs, is driving hospitals and health systems to grow. With the surge in mergers and acquisitions, hospitals must remember to look before they leap and choose a partner that's right for their organization.

But finding the right M&A partner can be difficult, as evidenced by the ongoing search of University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

Luckily, there are steps to take and questions to ask that can help hospitals narrow down their lists. FierceHealthcare prepared this guide to simplify the selection process for hospitals in the market for a potential partner.

Consider these five recommended strategies: