Featured ArticleHow To: Create Strategic PartnershipsWhen the very popular Success Magazine wanted to give their readers the best possible advice on how to create strategic partnerships, they interviewed BMC’s Co-Founder David Gage. After citing evidence of the advantages of having partners, they caution would-be partners: “But creating effective alliances is not always so easy. Partnerships gone wrong can lead to frustration, financial losses and even litigation, says David Gage, co-founder of business mediation firm BMC Associates, and author of The Partnership Charter: How To Start Out Right With Your New Business Partnership (or Fix The One You’re In)….”
I first engaged BMC as a result of a referral from one of our Board Members. Phillips is a family owned and operated business with the multitude of complexities which come with this arrangement. Ed Kopf and Dave Gage have worked diligently to understand our issues and help us come to a higher level of understanding and effectiveness. Ed and Dave are true professionals with a high level of competence -- they have made a valuable contribution.
— Alan Phillips, CEO, Phillips Corporation
Featured PrincipalDonna Hart Gage, Ph.D., R.N. Disciplines: Consultant and Mediator After successfully leading BMC’s healthcare practice, Dr. Gage has been appointed Chief Nursing Officer for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in Washington, DC. As the VA’s top nursing leader, she now oversees more than 80,000 nursing personnel at 152 hospitals and over 1,500 clinics nationwide. As a BMC Principal, she helped guide all aspects of BMC’s work in the healthcare field, including mediation and consultation to prevent and resolve conflicts in all types and sizes of healthcare systems. (See Focus on Health Systems, Institutions and Practices.)