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Health System Mergers: Some work, some don’t

Posted in Healthcare on May 28th, 2013 by Mark VanderKlipp – Be the first to comment

This is a great article on a number of U.S.-based health systems and their success (or not) in merging to position themselves for future changes. In each instance, it doesn’t come down to dollars and cents. Instead, it comes down to the culture of each institution, and whether the proposed future state will actually work in practice:

Crain’s Detroit Article: Failed Beaumont-Henry Ford merger the latest in maneuvering across the industry

And follow the rest of the Beaumont-Henry Ford story here:

EDITORIAL: When cultures clash, merger deals can fail

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Corbin Design, a national leader in wayfinding planning and signage design, announced Shelley Steele has been named President. Steele formerly served as vice president of marketing.

As president, Steele is primarily responsible for the vision and direction of Corbin Design as well as the internal leadership and management of the staff. In her new role, she will continue to oversee business development and marketing.

“With her knowledge of the… More...

As we develop wayfinding systems for a variety of clients, we appreciate how public engagement is critical to the design process. Here, we share two examples from recent client groups and the outcomes of those sessions:

Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans LA

We led a prototype process on the interior of this complex medical campus to test proposed logic changes and as a “proof of concept” for wayfinding tools. The exercise was designed to… More...

The FHWA has issued a clarification on the ruling it issued on January 25, 2016 terminating the Interim Approval of Clearview as an alternate font to the MUTCD. With regard to community wayfinding signage systems, the use of alternate fonts is still possible.

To summarize:

  • Projects currently in fabrication do not need to comply.
  • To the extent possible, projects currently in design should switch to the

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