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Types of partnerships between community health systems and academia

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Joint venture

Joint venture that acquires or partners (under other structures) with community acute care facilities.

Minority stake with operating alliance

Academic health system owns a minority stake—for example, the academic system owning less than 1 percent, with opportunity to buy up to 20 percent.

Non-equity alliance

A partnership where there is a fee for services and selective use of the brand.

Contractual alliance

 A partnership where there is a joint operating agreement—the health center manages all hospital operations, and the university hospital keeps ownership of assets and management.

(August 2018)

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