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A Few Thoughts on “Culture” in Healthcare
The Health Care Blog

The big news in Boston healthcare last month was the announcement that Tufts and Boston University Medical Centers were calling off their proposed merger. The Boston Globe wrote:

“Although they did not specify why the deal fell apart, the hospitals were apparently unable to overcome differences in culture, mission, and strategies for the future, analysts said.  “Culture always trumps strategy,”said Ellen Lutch Bender, president of the consulting firm Bender Strategies LLC.