The Health Services Research Centre and the Health Management Group are pleased to present a lunchtime seminar given by Jane Banaszak-Holl
Speaker: Jane Banaszak-Holl, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan.
About Jane: Jane Banaszak-Holl has done research on care options for seniors for over 20 years and is focused on improving both the quality of care and quality of life for seniors living in long-term care settings as well as for employees working within this context. Her current research includes studies of how corporate ownership impacts health outcomes in nursing homes, the link between organizational culture and performance in healthcare systems, implementation of best practices in healthcare, and how leadership influences clinical care.
Nursing homes in the US, the equivalent of UK care homes, offer an array of speciality services, including the most prevalent types of dementia care, post-acute rehabilitative services, and hospice. Within the US, there are approximately 15,000 care homes operating each year and these facilities vary in size and ownership, with the majority operating as for-profit and corporate facilities. Corporate ownership may impact speciality care in a number of ways, by increasing the sharing of costs across facilities, providing connections for sharing best practices, or by driving facilities to improve profit margins. This presentation examines possible strategic motivations for and local consequences of ownership changes (including acquisitions, divestitures and chain to chain transfers), focusing specifically on whether consolidation and expansion impact care provided. Finally, the talk will draw conclusions for what types of corporate behaviours may be common across policy systems.
Tea, coffee and sandwiches provided (please register if you want these, and to guarantee a seat!)