By Tom Schramski, PhD, CM&AA
Volume 2 Issue 21, October 14, 2015
The “Blessed are…” beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount transcend the Bible with a good karma message – you will inherit the benefit of helping others succeed in life. How does this belief apply in the marketplace of healthcare and human services?
Today’s healthcare environment is turbulent, economically focused, and driven by innovation, while remaining rife with disconnected possibilities for improved service delivery and financial results. The fragmentation among provider organizations offers an opportunity for executive collaboration – leaders who are seeking to thrive (not just survive) with their healthcare companies. While they necessarily attend to the immediate needs of their own organizations, they also understand that they accelerate their own progress by creating options for other entities. They seek partners for new projects, share resources to extend their market reach, and build synergistic value. They even propose one-time ventures with competitors. Acts of faith.
Notable outcomes for collaborative healthcare leaders include:
The survival-based model of organizational leadership constricts progress in today’s healthcare marketplace. Collaborators give hope to their own organizations, nourish their mission and even energize those who seek inspiration. This is what a rapidly changing field respects and it’s possibly the best marketing campaign you could ever undertake. Blessed are the collaborators.
Tom was the Founder and Managing Partner of VERTESS. He was a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), consultant, and Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of very successful national experience in the healthcare marketplace, including co-founding and building a $25 million behavioral health/disabilities services company. Tom represented sellers and investors across the healthcare spectrum and was recognized for his executive leadership in the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year issue of Inc. Tom passed away in December 2018.