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Gettysburg, Pa. (March 25, 2018) – The March edition of the OPEN MINDS management newsletter explores how partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations are shaping the complex consumer market. The issue includes a review of the key macro market developments driving the flux of mergers and acquisitions in the health and human service sector; an executive framework for merging, acquiring another organization, or being acquired; a market snapshot of the year’s most influential mergers; and insight interviews with leading executives who have made the decision to merge or acquire other organizations.

“The strategic question for any executive team of a specialty provider organization is whether their organization has the market positioning for a sustainable future in that new role. With that question comes the issues of scale and financial sustainability. Almost every executive team is considering collaboration through mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, and partnerships to keep their competitive advantage,” said OPEN MINDS, Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “This issue of the OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter is focused on the strategic implications of this increase in collaboration activity and provides executive insights on the path to sustainability in the changing market.”

The issues includes a series of conversations with executives at the helm of organizations who are making affiliations in the health and human services sector work for them, including:

The March issue of the OPEN MINDS Management Newsletter, The Collaboration Issue: A Guide To Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, & Affiliations, is available online for Standard, Premium, and Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle. An review of the strategic issues driving collaboration in the health and human service market is available in the overview article by Ms. Oss, How Big Is Big Enough? Making Sense Of Mergers, Acquisitions, & Affiliations: The Collaboration Issue.

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OPEN MINDS is a national market intelligence and strategic advisory firm focused on the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs. Founded in 1987 and based in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 175+ associates provide market insights and innovative management solutions designed to improve operational and strategic performance. Learn more at

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