Jane Banaszak-Holl

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Multiunit chains proliferated rapidly during the twentieth century and now dominate much of the service sector landscape, often growing by acquiring components from other owners. Transfer learning plays a central but only partially understood role in chain strategy, in both ongoing and newly acquired components. Multiunit chains gain potential benefits of(More)
What is the human impact of the growth of human service chains? This paper combines research concerning business chains with research concerning corporate acquisitions to study the causes and consequences of nursing home chaining activity. The analysis is highly relevant in the nursing home sector, in which almost half of U.S. nursing homes are now part of(More)
Despite continuing debate about costs and benefits, managed care became an integral part of the health care sector during the 1990s. In this paper, we examine the organizational and practice variation in the managed care industry at two points in the 1990s using a national census of organizations operating in those years. We use a definition of managed care(More)
This study examined the occupational experiences of deans of medicine during five decades, 1940-1992, to explore whether changes in their prior career paths could explain the increasing turnover of deans that occurred during this period. The results indicate that deans are now more likely to have had previous administrative experience, as either chairs or(More)
Infection control professionals and hospital epidemiologists, using the valid methods of applied epidemiology–surveillance, benchmarking, intervention, evaluation–have largely been responsible for dramatically reducing the incidence of health care-associated infections over the past several decades. However, we believe that the field of infection control(More)
BACKGROUND Chain-owned nursing homes have become the predominant type of provider in the United States, but little is known about their management structures. Prior research has found that chain ownership has significant effects on health outcomes, but why that is the case is not well understood. PURPOSE This study examines the effects of(More)
B) Other course readings: The three texts are supplemented with cases and readings that will be available on the course CTools website (a full list is included in class schedule below). Students are expected to make copies of these readings as necessary for their own use. These are copyrighted materials; please recognize that they are shared here for(More)
Nursing home chains have grown at great speed during the last decade and we need to better understand how dynamics of corporate ownership have affected the services in these institutions. This study explores how the capabilities of chains and their components-both existing and newly acquired-affect transfer learning across the component units of the chains.(More)
This study examines the causes of acquisitions of nursing homes by corporate chains and the consequences for the operating strategies of the acquired facilities and the health outcomes of their residents. Our data include all reports of inspections of Medicare/Medicaid certified U.S. nursing homes from January 1991 through September 1997. During this(More)
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