Henry Ford - Beaumont merger?

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    Sounds like the big news in SE Michigan healthcare is the proposed merger between Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System. I worked for Henry Ford for years and liked the system but that was when both systems were strong financially and were actually fierce competitors. Wonder how such a merged system would affect SE Michigan healthcare as it would be a large share of patients with almost a monopoly of the market. Would jobs be affected? Would smaller under performing hospitals in the system be shut down? Thoughts?
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    I keep hearing about this but I'm at Beaumont GP for clinicals and haven't heard anything specifically. I wonder how's that gonna affect jobs also...
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    Beaumont nurse here, COO is having a townhall next week on Tusday. I'll let you know if I learn anything. As of right now it's all pretty up in the air.
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    Beaumont nurse here, COO is having a townhall next week on Tusday. I'll let you know if I learn anything. As of right now it's all pretty up in the air.
    Henry Ford nurse here. I'm wondering what is going to happen with jobs.
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    I think it's a win-win for both organizations in terms of combining their efforts in providing tertiary care in SE Michigan in a wide tri-county market. Both corporations have a high level of expertise (Henry Ford Detroit offers advanced therapies for heart and lung disease in terms of mechanical support devices and transplants, Beaumont Royal Oak has a busy interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery program, both have busy OR's and ED's). Both have medical school affiliations. Both have a presence in affluent Oakland County though more so for Beaumont.

    The concern I see is that with declining need for in-patient care and more focus on wellness (Obamacare and all) the survivors will be large medical centers and out-patient clinics while smaller community hospitals could end up being a casualty. I also foresee streamlining of medical services within the newly merged system...you wouldn't think they would duplicate the same services between Royal Oak and Detroit so I'm sure there will be cuts.
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    Quote from juan de la cruz
    I think it's a win-win for both organizations in terms of combining their efforts in providing tertiary care in SE Michigan in a wide tri-county market. Both corporations have a high level of expertise (Henry Ford Detroit offers advanced therapies for heart and lung disease in terms of mechanical support devices and transplants, Beaumont Royal Oak has a busy interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery program, both have busy OR's and ED's). Both have medical school affiliations. Both have a presence in affluent Oakland County though more so for Beaumont.

    The concern I see is that with declining need for in-patient care and more focus on wellness (Obamacare and all) the survivors will be large medical centers and out-patient clinics while smaller community hospitals could end up being a casualty. I also foresee streamlining of medical services within the newly merged system...you wouldn't think they would duplicate the same services between Royal Oak and Detroit so I'm sure there will be cuts.
    juan de la cruz,
    Thank you for posting this as I've been reading your reply's to many other forums and they've been very insightful. I will be following this merger as I am a (first time) Travel RN from SoCal and recently relocated to R.O. and am interested in applying to many hospitals around me. I wonder what effect this would have on jobs both new and current. Would the "Do you have a Beaumont Physician" model extend to the HF system?
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    I think the tagline will be updated from "Do you have a Beaumont Doctor?" to "Do you have a Beaumont Doctor? We're Henry Ford We Can".
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