Assistant professor Kirk Johnson is quoted in this Philadelphia Tribune article about the merger agreement between Cooper University Health Care and Cape Regional Health.
Johnson said quality of care should be at the forefront of discussions, as the two institutions craft their agreement.
“Making sure that the quality of care doesn’t change for patients, that it remains the same and then hopefully continues to improve over time,” he said, adding that officials should consider physician recruitment and retention as well as workplace culture.
“From the get go, making sure whoever’s in charge of human resources and employee relations to come up with a way to have a unified culture,” Johnson said. “So everyone will be on the same page about what we’re about as a new health care unit.”