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Pediatric Hospital Leaders Tout Partnerships' Importance

Pediatric Hospital Leaders Tout Partnerships' Importance

As the health care industry evolves, there is both a greater need and opportunity for children's hospitals to collaborate with other communities and adult providers. In many regions, hospitals are condensing into "megasystems," which house more resources and have greater capacities than traditional facilities. Some pediatric hospitals are partnering with these systems to build specialty centers and better serve their patients. "There is not really a standard definition for partnerships," according to Dr. Sanford Melzer, Seattle Children's Hospital executive vice president of networks and population health, highlighting that all partnerships are unique.

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