Mergers & Acquisitions

Leveraging smart strategic partnerships is critical to establishing a thriving future for any leading healthcare provider.

In today’s environment, with healthcare in the spotlight like never before, the political power and trust of your own people and your community will either work for or against you. Having led communications and political strategy for more than $60 billion in announced healthcare M&A and partnership transactions, you can count on our expertise to steer through the most complicated collaborations and to ensure a successful outcome.


Organizations that align quickly are better able to achieve the operational, clinical and financial goals that ignited the partnership in the first place. Our unique combination of deep provider knowledge, sharp political thinking and experience implementing proven best practices leads to successful transactions that:

  • Advance your mission
  • Protect your reputation
  • Prepare for integration
  • Close on time

Health reform and other market drivers are pushing hospital consolidations to an all-time high, and regulatory scrutiny is rising.

As communicators, this presents a challenge. You must protect your organization’s reputation, market position and culture, while sharing the news – internally and externally – in a way that builds culture and casts a vision for the organization’s future. Sound tough? It is.

But, we know how to do this. We wrote the book on it – literally.

M&A Book David Jarrard 2019

Case Studies

Big-town medicine meets small-town America

Forming a partnership from positions of strength

Engaging communities to create an historic merger of equals

We’ve worked on the buy and sell-side of transactions for:

Not-for-profit health systems

Investor-owned health systems

Academic medical centers

Large physician groups

Behavioral health companies

Post-acute companies

Ambulatory healthcare companies

Other provider organizations