GETTYSBURG, Pa. (October 31, 2021)—On November 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET, OPEN MINDS will host the Circle Elite Executive Roundtable, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Do I Need A Match? When M&A Is The Right Move, for executives of health and human service organizations. Featuring OPEN MINDS Senior Associate Ken Carr, the focus of this roundtable will be on identifying an ideal partner and implementing best practices to ensure that partnership is a success—and provide an opportunity for executive attendees to ask their questions about mergers, acquisitision, and affiliations.

In a challenging market, economic scale matters for organizations that need more working capital, technology, and talent. But saying yes to this approach to scale means understanding the strategic needs that can be met, identifying an ideal partner, and implementing best practices to ensure that partnership is a success. Not all business partnerships are the same, so knowing “who” is the best fit is critical.

“I think we’re just seeing the beginning to more, broader, and deeper collaborations,” said OPEN MINDS Chief Executive Officer, Monica E. Oss. “The changing post-pandemic landscape is changing the definition of competitive advantage, and one key strategic option for achieving that advantage is to form more collaborations. Of course, to make that work, you need a best practice process for finding organizations for mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, or other arrangements.”

Mr. Carr serves as a subject matter expert in the OPEN MINDS consulting practice, where he has led numerous engagements in strategic planning, merger and acquisition prospecting, business process improvement, managed care and value-based contracting preparedness, financial analysis of service lines, and technology selection. This is your chance to have a discussion with experts in mergers and acquisitions.

To register for this event, visit:

The November 18 Circle Elite Roundtable—exclusive to Elite members of the OPEN MINDS Circle—is offered as part of a weekly series designed to help executive teams navigate the business, organizational, operational, and culture changes of a market in turbulence during (and after) the COVID-19 crisis. Each 60-minute briefing outlines a field-tested approach for recovering from the crisis and developing a plan for organizational sustainability. OPEN MINDS experts are on the line to answer questions and provide follow-up private Quick Consults for members.

For more information on the program, or media inquiries, contact Cory Thornton, Vice President of Market Intelligence, OPEN MINDS, at 717-334-1329 or

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COVID-19 Risk Management Plan August 11, 2021

We are excited to return to sunny southern California for The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute at the picturesque Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, August 23-26, 2021. To help plan your in-person attendance, visit for a schedule of events happening throughout the week.

The resurgence of the COVID Delta variant has certainly created new challenges for the country and for our families. Fortunately, the available COVID vaccinations have been very successful in preventing symptomatic infections and illness. But I did want to let you know that our team at OPEN MINDS is committed to making our executive events as safe as possible and have an active risk management plan in place. I wanted to share with you the key elements of our plan:

We will continue to monitor any changes in the CDC recommendations for the continued safety of the public. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to reach out to a member of our team at or by phone at 877-350-6463. We look forward to seeing you at The 2021 OPEN MINDS Management Best Practices Institute.

Monica E. Oss
Chief Executive Officer

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