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Customized Partnership Solutions

Whether you partner with us for rehabilitation, behavioral health or acute care service line optimization, our team of specialized experts can help meet the unique needs of your patients, hospital and local community.

Our tailored partnership solutions include:

Contract management agreement


Through this partnership model, hospitals have the ability to maintain full ownership of their facility while also being able to utilize expertise of a focused partner.

Whether it’s as simple as providing your unit’s medical director or managing every aspect of your unit’s operations, we are here to assist your hospital every step of the way.

This partnership model serves as a great stepping stone for long-term relationships and can eventually before a merger or acquisition down the line.



This option allows hospitals to maintain governance and partial control while designating operations and clinical responsibility of one or more service lines to Lifepoint.

Joint-venture partnership combines both organization’s strengths, allowing Lifepoint to bring in the specialized expertise and resources needed to help your hospital elevate its current offering and expand patient access to your local community.

Hospital merger and acquisition


It can often be difficult to obtain the necessary resources to optimize complex hospital processes, including:

  • Revenue cycle
  • Supply chain
  • Productivity

When your hospital decides to undergo an M&A with Lifepoint, barriers such as gaining access to the latest technologies and understanding highly specialized service lines and regulations can be overcome.

Partnership structures

Partnership often leads to service expansion to meet the needs of the local community. We offer a variety of expansion opportunities through partnership that helps improve operational efficiencies and outcomes without expending extensive capital.

1. Hospital-in-hospital


A hospital-in-hospital (HiH) is a separate hospital that is located within the four walls of another hospital, or in one or more distinct buildings located on the same campus.

The HiH model helps mitigate the risk and challenges of patient transfers, while also reducing length of stay by providing advanced care under one roof from multiple units and specialties.

2. Specialized post-acute care unit


A hospital unit – whether it be an acute rehabilitation unit (ARU) or behavioral health unit (BHU) – allows for more refined clinical and operational processes to be conducted within a hospital.

The unit is equipped with specialized resources, such as:

  • 24/7 physician oversight
  • Registered nurses that specialized in treating complex patient needs
  • An interdisciplinary care team

Having a specialized unit helps maintain care continuity, keeps patients with the hospital’s care continuum and minimizes transfers.

3. Freestanding hospital


This method increases bed capacity, relieves strain on existing hospital resources, and allows patients to receive timely care in a hospital specifically designed to take on their unique needs.

Adding a freestanding specialty hospital can substantially help to expand community access to needed services.

How Lifepoint can help

Contact us to discover how partnership with Lifepoint can help your hospital achieve superior results for your facility and community.

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