How To Manage Physician Resistance To Hospital M&A

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Hospital merger and acquisition activity has been increasing recently, and when these transactions are public knowledge, opposition from the physician community (as well as the hospital staff) to such types of transactions may also be a side effect.

Physicians are vital to the operation of a hospital, and any resistance from the physician community could be a tremendous obstacle, either slowing down the transaction or causing the potential buyer to pull out of the deal. Hospital administrators, along with their advisers, should do their best to...
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