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Executing on Integration: The Key to Success in Mergers and Acquisitions

Bradley, Carol MSN, RN, CENP

doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000193
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Health care mergers and acquisitions require a clearly stated vision and exquisite planning of integration activities to provide the best possible conditions for a successful transaction. During the due diligence process, key steps can be taken to create a shared vision and a plan to inspire confidence and build enthusiasm for all stakeholders. Integration planning should include a defined structure, roles and responsibilities, as well as a method for evaluation.

Legacy Health, Portland, Oregon.

Correspondence: Carol Bradley, MSN, RN, CENP, Legacy Health, 1919 N W. Lovejoy St, Portland, OR 97209 (

The author acknowledges Anita Iyenger, Director, Strategic Planning, Legacy Health, for her help.

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