For-profit health care systems taking over community hospitals in Michigan

May 5, 2014

What effect does for-profit health systems buying up community hospitals have on your health care?
What effect does for-profit health systems buying up community hospitals have on your health care?
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There is a distinct health care trend happening in Michigan. For-profit health care systems are taking over community hospitals.

The question has become, is this a way for a community hospital to stay alive, or even for it to expand and modernize? Or is it a trend where "bottom-line thinking" is going to affect patient costs and quality of care? 

Writer Julie Edgar explored these questions in her recent article for Bridge Magazine, and she joined us to discuss.