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I am looking for peer reviewed articles specifically including information about the Atlantic Health System mergers in NJ as well as any mention of t

e recent merger between Arden and Horton hospitals in NY that resulted in a new hospital, Orange Regional Medical Center. Thank you for your help!
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I am not finding "peer-reviewed" articles regarding the mergers you cited. Would articles in trade publication be of use?

You mention "e recent merger between Arden and Horton hospitals in NY that resulted in a new hospital, Orange Regional Medical Center." However, my search results went back as far as 1999 and 2001 regarding the Orange County merger.

For example, the first reference I see re Arden and Horton is 1999 and then 2001 in news articles via LexisNexis database:

Modern Healthcare, January 11, 1999 Correction Appended, Cover Story; Pg. 54, 3738 words  ARTICLE

Mirror images; Two groups of N.Y. hospitals share mirror boards as they look toward merging
Modern Healthcare, January 15, 2001, Monday, Pg. 5, 913 words, Cinda becker   ARTICLE

Re Atlantic Health System, 1995 is the first reference is see in Lexis Nexis database:

"In May,[1995] 637-bed Morristown (N.J.) Memorial Hospital, 464-bed Overlook Hospital in Summit and 396-bed Mountainside Hospital in Montclair agreed to move ahead with a proposed consolidation. Pending state and FTC approval, the three institutions, to be known as Atlantic Health System, will be governed by a single, 23-member board." 1995 HOSPITAL MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND JOINT VENTURES (PART 3)
Modern Healthcare, December 18, 1995, Special Report; Pg. 48, 1987 words  ARTICLE

In Proquest's ABI Inform Complete database, the earliest reference I see is 1994:

Gottlieb, R. (1994, Jul 15). Atlantic mental health merges with atlanticare health system. PR Newswire. Retrieved from

Unfortunately, no articles in ABI Inform and Business Source Premier about Atlantic Health's mergers, Arden & Horton, or Orange County were "peer-reviewed."


Answered by Victoria Wollny

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  1. As an alternative to coverage of the specific hospitals about which you inquired, would you consider broadening the topic this way:
    In Business Source Premier database (Advanced Search screen, enter in one search box the phrase hospital mergers and check off scholarly (peer reviewed) journals. You would see a beginning list of over 200 references, which you could then narrow down in various ways. Then you could bring in to your analysis specific hospital mergers as cited in the "trade" publications to enhance the relevance of the scholarly sources. What do you think? Would this be acceptable for your instructor?
    by Victoria Wollny on Oct 05, 2012.

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