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February/March 2016

In 2005, immediately following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System—one of the largest independent academic health systems in the U.S. and the largest entity of its kind in Louisiana—set off on an acquisition path. By the end of that year, it had acquired three hospitals, with another four subsequently added to its roster and similar initiatives still a strong possibility. The healthcare provider also has, quite recently, forged strategic alliance agreements under whose terms it leases its PACS and EMR systems to two hospital partners; other alliances are on the drawing board.

Ochsner’s moves on the acquisition front underscore a growing trend among hospitals to acquire or consent to be acquired by other hospitals: In an article published in The Wall...

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