Modern Healthcare Turns to Manatt Professional on AMC Consolidation

Consolidation Could Be Next for Academic Medical Centers
– Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare turned to Manatt's Thomas Enders, a senior managing director with Manatt Health, for insight into the potential shake-up of U.S. academic medicine.

Modern Healthcare reports that the pending combination of Arizona's only academic medical center with the state's largest not-for-profit hospital system is an early "tremor" in what may turn into a major shake-up of academic medical centers. Faced with the need to cut expenses, make new capital investments and subsidize the rising cost of medical research, the University of Arizona Health Network agreed to sell its operations to Banner Health.

Traditional AMCs are beginning to look more and more like stand-alone community hospitals, said Enders.

"Academic medical centers look at those megasystems and (say) either I'm going to compete with them or I'm going to be part of them," Enders said. "There are not that many options."

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