Recently it was announced that two major hospital systems would be
merging their services in to one entity. Both are comprised of multiple
hospital units and specialty clinics. While on the surface, this has
been touted as an economical move with substantial savings to both
parties and the potential to solidify their market share, there are as
yet many barriers to overcome.
For instance, one system has its roots as a Catholic entity, while the other began with its origins as a Jewish facility.
The medical staff is divided on whether the merger is good for
patients and their practices. Both groups of employees are
understandably unsettled as it is uncertain who of the senior
administrative staff will remain. The organizational culture of both
institutions is also of major concern.
Given these circumstances, what form or model(s) of leadership would
you bring to bear? Describe in detail the steps you would take to
redirect the mission and vision of this new emerging entity.