Health data analysis and benchmarking firm Press Ganey Associates has acquired Morehead Associates, a health care employee and physician engagement consultancy firm. Terms were not disclosed.

Morehead Associates conducts employee and physician satisfaction surveys, and then advises hospitals and group practices on better ways to work with and retain talent. Now, the company brings its employee/physician benchmarking database and consulting expertise to Press Ganey, which specializes in performing similar services for a variety of provider organizations to measure and improve patient satisfaction.

The combination “will bring greater dimension to Press Ganey’s analytics through the integration of employee and physician metrics with patient satisfaction data,” according to a Press Ganey statement. The combined companies will have the largest trending database along with survey instruments and reporting tools to better target performance improvement, it adds.

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