Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2005 (Revised March 2014)

Hospital for Special Surgery (A)

by Regina E. Herzlinger and Stacy Schwartz


Hospital for Special Surgery, a focused factory for orthopedics and joint disease, is contemplating various growth options: further growth in the United Kingdom's National Health Services, management of hospitals in the United States, and/or hospital consulting. Reviews the issues surrounding growth of a nonprofit institution and the United Kingdom's socialized health care system.

Keywords: Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Growth and Development Strategy; Nonprofit Organizations; Expansion; Health Industry; United Kingdom; United States;


Herzlinger, Regina E., and Stacy Schwartz. "Hospital for Special Surgery (A)." Harvard Business School Case 305-076, April 2005. (Revised March 2014.)