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With deepening financial problems, Allegheny Heath, 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 savior arrived in the form of Drexel University who used this opportunity to create its own medical school.

Merger Games is Judith Swazey's gripping account of this historic transaction. Based on extraordinarily detailed first-hand research and continuous inside access to the developments, this book clearly delineates who the players were and what this merger means for the future of medical education and institutional healthcare.

Merger Games is 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

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Prologue. “Honoring the Past, Creating the Future”
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Part I: Let the Games Begin
  2. p. 11
  1. 1. Setting the Stage: Hahnemann, MCP, and Allegheny
  2. pp. 13-27
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  1. 2. Entering the Merger Arena
  2. pp. 28-50
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  1. 3. If at First You Don’t Succeed: The Acquisition of Hahnemann
  2. pp. 51-73
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  1. 4. “Our Maximum Leader”: Sherif S. Abdelhak
  2. pp. 74-97
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  1. Part II: Merger Landscapes
  2. p. 99
  1. 5. Corporate, Higher Education, and Teaching-Hospital Merger Arenas
  2. pp. 101-111
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  1. 6. Merger Patterns: Human and Organizational Upheavals
  2. pp. 112-125
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  1. Part III: Merger Games
  2. p. 127
  1. 7. Who and What We Are: Creating an Organizational Image and Identity
  2. pp. 129-145
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  1. 8. Consolidation Calendar: Tasks and Timetables
  2. pp. 146-153
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  1. 9. “Merger Guinea Pigs”: The Medical Students
  2. pp. 154-172
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  1. 10. Upsizings: Institutional Expansions
  2. pp. 173-190
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  1. 11. And Downsizings: Institutional Contractions
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. Part IV: End Games
  2. p. 207
  1. 12. AHERF, AHERF Sat on a Wall, AHERF, AHERF Had a Great Fall (with Apologies to Humpty Dumpty)
  2. pp. 209-231
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  1. 13. Saving the University
  2. pp. 232-251
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  1. 14. No One Could Put AHERF Together Again
  2. pp. 252-271
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  1. 15. End Games: 2002–2003
  2. pp. 272-281
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  1. Appendix: The Players: People and Organizations
  2. pp. 283-286
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  1. References
  2. pp. 287-302
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 303-307
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439907191
Related ISBN
9781439907184
MARC Record
OCLC
769187634
Pages
307
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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