Passavant Memorial Homes (PMH) is in search of organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, or behavioral health needs in Pennsylvania and the surrounding geographies that are seeking relief and assistance with the numerous industry challenges faced by provider agencies.
As a provider agency itself, PMH understands the difficulties associated with managing through staffing shortages, everchanging regulations, new payment models, a lack of resources, increasing operating costs, and limited reimbursements.
PMH has the resources, expertise, and experience necessary to provide relief and assistance to other provider agencies facing these challenges. As a mission-driven and faith-based organization, through all collaborations, PMH first and foremost remains dedicated to ensuring the utmost quality of services and supports for individuals. If your organization is interested in exploring any of these options, please privately and confidentially contact Marie Katz, Vice President of Strategic Planning, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-820-1015, Ext. 521.
PMH has an array of options for consideration to support provider agencies, ranging from independence to integration, which are described below.
To reinforce the confidentiality of all inquiries, the first step in moving forward with any of the options below is the execution of a non-disclosure agreement, whereby neither party can disclose any information related to the inquiry or potential collaboration.
Types of Support Available:
- Consultation: PMH would support your agency through consultative services on a specified one-time, defined project or set of projects (i.e., a “consulting engagement”). Examples of consulting engagements include but are not limited to: technology identification and/or implementation, policy design and/or implementation, and/or operating cost review and cost containment recommendations. The scope and other terms of the consulting engagement would be specified in an agreement, which would be mutually agreed-upon and executed by both parties.
- Direct Support Professional Recruitment: With the direct support professional (DSP) shortage and an increasingly competitive hiring landscape, PMH would support your agency with DSP recruitment. The scope and other terms of the DSP recruitment would be specified in an agreement, which would be mutually agreed-upon and executed by both parties.
- Back Office Support: PMH would provide support to one or more of your agency’s internal departments on either an ongoing basis or for a specified amount of time. Example departments for support include but are not limited to: Fiscal, Human Resources, Information Technology, and/or Maintenance. The type(s) and other terms of the back office support would be specified in an agreement, which would be mutually agreed-upon and executed by both parties.
- Management Services Agreement: PMH would provide certain management and administrative services to your agency on an ongoing basis. The types of services may range from specific forms of administrative functions or maintenance needs. These services would be specified in an agreement, which would be mutually agreed-upon and executed by both parties.
- Joint Venture: PMH and your agency would form a new entity together for a specified purpose. Joint ventures in health care and human services are often for a specific service line or program offering. The terms of the joint venture would be specified in an agreement, which would be mutually agreed-upon and executed by both parties.
- Organizational Merger and Acquisition: PMH and your agency would integrate, with your agency becoming a part of PMH. Through the integration, PMH would be committed to: ensuring the highest quality of supports for the individuals served by your agency, in their local community; providing a seamless transition with continuity for the individuals and their families; offering employment opportunities for all personnel at your agency; maintaining a presence in the same local communities within which your agency operates; and preserving and maintaining the history and legacy of your agency. The process of integration would involve a number of steps, including required legal notifications and approvals. After a non-disclosure agreement, a letter of intent would be executed, and due diligence would commence.