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Strategic Restructuring for the Future, Putting a Plan Into Action: A Conversation With Gloria Brooks on Building End-of-Life Partnerships

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Strategic Restructuring for the Future: Exploring How Hospices Are Using Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Service Diversification to Transform

Change, transformation, disruption: whatever you want to call it, it’s happening in the hospice industry over the next 5 years. It is unquestionable that the carve-in to Medicare Advantage, the rise of value-based care and steady market consolidation is changing the playing field. How do hospices respond? In this series, we explore how hospices are and can restructure their businesses. We discuss the opportunities and limits of different models: palliative care, affiliations for payor contracting or the more transformative change brought through a merger or acquisition. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach, hospices can explore new ways of being. We are excited to guide you on this road and hope these conversations help as you explore these important questions within your organization and determine your best path into the future.

Today's Episode: Putting a Plan Into Action - A Conversation With Gloria Brooks on Building End-of-Life Partnerships

As many hospices begin the hard work of exploring how collaboration can benefit their organizations, it can be helpful and inspiring to hear how others have walked the same path. In today’s episode, Husch Blackwell’s Meg Pekarske talks with Gloria Brooks, who traveled this road as she led Arbor Hospice and its board through its affiliation with Hospice of Michigan. Gloria provides great insight into what it takes to make transformational change and successfully navigate through the issues that matter. She now helps hospices across the country build end-of-life partnerships through her consulting business called G. Brooks & Associates. Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the conversation.