A Rebel Alliance: Navigating the Hospital Collaborative 

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT 

Join Ovation Healthcare’s Chip Holmes, Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations, Erika Sundrud, Senior Vice President, Advisory Management, and Mark Harrel, Chief Executive Officer, Phelps Memorial Health Center, for a discussion on the strategic advantage of neighboring hospitals creating collaboratives to share resources and gain the scale of a large health system, all while remaining independent. 

In this webinar, we will cover various approaches to these networks from concept to engaging state associations and local government support, and enlisting strategic partners to provide infrastructure and advisement. 

Key takeaways include:
  • Collaboratives can help hospitals maintain independence without compromising on quality of care or services. Through independent healthcare networks, hospitals can leverage economies of scale to negotiate purchasing agreements, share resources, and improve care standards. By forming these networks, hospitals ensure their autonomy while strategically navigating industry challenges.
  • Partnerships with state and local government can strengthen these alliances, which can be critical to the health and economic wellness of their communities. 
  • Enlisting a tertiary organization to support infrastructure and provide expert guidance can help ensure performance improvement within the health system and longevity for the alliance. 
Ovation Healthcare is the premier provider of shared services to independent hospitals and health systems. Discover how leveraging our expert guidance can help you create strong health networks, and deliver local, affordable healthcare, while staying true to your mission and vision. Visit OvationHC.com for more.



Erika - Liz Engman

Erika Sundrud

Senior Vice President, Advisory Management
Ovation Healthcare

Chip - Liz Engman

Chip Holmes

Executive Vice President, Hospital Operations
Ovation Healthcare

Mark - Liz Engman

Mark Harrel

Chief Executive Officer
Phelps Memorial Health Cente


David Turner

Executive Director, Vermont Collaborative Hospital Network