Case | HBS Case Collection | February 1997 (Revised December 1997)

Arbor Health Care Company

by Myra M. Hart and Stephanie Dodson


A venture-funded start-up runs into trouble when health care reimbursement policies change radically. With the help of its board, the company develops a new strategy, becomes profitable, and makes a public offering. The second wave of changes introduced by Clinton health-care initiatives create the need for strategic reevaluation and operational changes. The case traces the development and strategic changes

Keywords: Industry Structures; Growth and Development Strategy; Management Succession; Business Startups; Transformation; Strategy; Venture Capital; Policy; Initial Public Offering; Health Industry;


Hart, Myra M., and Stephanie Dodson. "Arbor Health Care Company." Harvard Business School Case 897-132, February 1997. (Revised December 1997.)