Case | HBS Case Collection | September 2002 (Revised January 2013)

MedCath Corporation (A)

by Regina E. Herzlinger and Pete Stavros


MedCath is a horizontally integrated chain of heart hospitals that partners with local cardiologists. It claims that its focus leads to better and cheaper results than those of an everything-for-everybody general hospital. Community hospitals generally vehemently oppose their entry into a new area. What options does MedCath have?

Keywords: Medical Specialties; Market Entry and Exit; Service Delivery; Conflict and Resolution; Horizontal Integration; Health Industry;


Herzlinger, Regina E., and Pete Stavros. "MedCath Corporation (A)." Harvard Business School Case 303-041, September 2002. (Revised January 2013.)