September 27, 2013

Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions: Transactional, Labor, Employment & Benefit Issues


Partners Christine M. Kong and Mark D. Nelson presented at the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration's 49th Annual Conference & Exposition on September 28. Their presentation was titled, "Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions: Transactional, Labor, Employment & Benefit Issues."

Attendees learned about the labor/employment and employee benefits considerations and issues which are a critical and central part of a strategic transaction and for which plays a key role throughout the due diligence process. In addition, understand the importance of post-deal integration challenges and opportunities and their impact on the successful outcome of the strategic transaction. The attendees left the session with a clear understanding of what the HR role is in a merger, acquisition, or other transaction and how to execute its responsibilities properly.

Learning Objectives included:

  • The characteristics and structural differences between and among strategic transactions and the relevance to HR
  • The landscape for strategic transactions (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures, etc.)
  • A thorough analysis of the strategic transaction process from opportunity identification through closing the deal and post-deal integration
  • A detailed exploration of the due diligence process, including non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, definitive agreements, regulatory approval and deal closing, and what HR’s responsibilities are at each stage

To view the full presentation, click on the "Download PDF" button above.

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