Hand drawing empty diagramThe Colvin Group offers Strategic Advice in the following areas:


Health System Transformation

  • Redefining the role of the hospital, health system, and it various components to thrive in a changing market focused on coordination, effectiveness, and relevance

Continuum of Care

  • Assessing current situations, strengths, and weaknesses a hospital or health system’s continuum of care
  • Defining the assets required to achieve an effective continuum of care for individual situations based on the populations being managed
  • Coordinating the various elements along the continuum to create true clinical integration of the care delivery model

Physician Hospital Alignment

  • Assessing alignment between the hospital and associated physicians
  • Developing strategies to align physicians based on the physician alignment hierarchy of needs: economics, clinical activity, and purpose
  • Facilitating strategic alignment between large groups and health systems

 Organizational Alignment

  • Aligning health systems assets and actions to create the most effective delivery model for both today’s tight reimbursement market and the future environment of greater clinical, operational, and financial integration
  • Facilitating discussions between hospitals, physicians, providers, and other elements to create the organizations and relationships required for effective continuums of care
  • Coordinated approaches to the market, physicians, and other provider relationships
  • Regional market and service line strategy

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Affiliations

  • Independent Hospital Advisory
  • Evaluating independent hospital’s positions in the environment as determinations are made to remain independent or join a system
  • Facilitating independent hospital’s Board-level debate on the merits of independence and joining a system
  • Developing the vision, creating options, detailing the business cases, and evaluating system partners
  • Facilitating strategic elements of merger and affiliation transactions
  • System Advisory
  • Creating the various alignment options to achieve strategic goals of the system from loose affiliation to full asset merger
  • Defining the role of new members of systems
  • Creating strategic plans and aligning strategies with system direction as hospitals join systems

Service Line and Systems of Health

  • Developing Growth plans
  • Creating the continuum of care for the service line across multiple locations
  • Aligning physician practices and strategy
  • Defining market strategy and alignments