Case: The case for this week is: ‘The Merger of UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Health Services”, which is included in the HBSP case/reading packet. This is the story of a merger of two large academic medical centers serving the San Francisco bay area. The case provides opportunities to articulate the strategic rationale for merger, from the perspective of both sides of the deal, along with the processes of planning and implementation of the combination. In addition, the case allows for analysis of the design processes for the merger, including linkages to the broader market and university context. The discussion questions for the case are listed below:
- What were the strategic rationales for this merger?