How would you assess the best strategic option for Healthy Lives? 2022 Latest answers

Discuss why SMHS originally saw value in an integrated approach to the delivery of care that it thought could only be achieved by closely linking the provider and payer functions through ownership of both a hospital and health plan.  

Do you see any similar trends in the healthcare industry today?

 In a sale of the health plan, how would you weigh the relative trade-off between the financial value of Healthy Lives as a stand-alone business and the managed care contract terms between Healthy Lives (under new ownership) and St. Mary’s Hospital?