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AHA offers advice for hospital execs mulling mergers, acquisitions
Modern Healthcare

The American Hospital Association has released 25 pages of tips and suggestions for hospital administrators who may be pondering a merger or acquisition.

Among the voluntary guidelines, the AHA suggested administrators ask basic questions, including “Will the merger or acquisition help fulfill the hospital’s mission?” Administrators should also consider whether a deal would affect tax-exempt status or existing labor agreements, according to the guidelines.