Three Hospital CEOs on the Top Challenges They Face and the Tough Decisions They Make

Each year the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) sends a survey to over 1,000 hospital CEOs in hopes of learning something new about what’s on the minds of our nation’s hospital leaders. For the past 10 years running, the number one concern has been “Financial Challenges.” Beneath this underlying concern exists a myriad of […]

Case Study: Interim Management for an Employed Physician Network

Background Our Midwestern hospital client had a rapidly-growing employed physician network. The network was multi-specialty and was deployed to expand the hospital’s footprint in outreach markets. Developing the group culture and increasing physician engagement, however, were becoming increasingly challenging. The group lacked a solid infrastructure and didn’t have sufficient dedicated resources to support the practices […]

Webinar: Turn Your Physician Network into a Strategic Weapon

Despite the vast investments hospitals have made in physician practices, most struggle with their profitability. Today’s goal may be to stop the bleed, but there’s a bigger-picture issue that also needs to be addressed: Transforming a collection of physician practices into a strategic weapon to help your hospital or system achieve your objectives? HSG’s one-hour webinar […]

Performing a Practice Assessment

Common to most operational turnarounds, interim management engagements or employed network management contracts, is the need to perform a rigorous Practice Assessment. At Healthcare Strategy Group, we use a four-pronged approach to diagnosing your employed group’s issues before we prescribe the cure: Interviews with a broad base of physicians to ensure we receive perspectives from all […]

Webinar: Employed Physician Networks: 10 Keys to Building A Successful Management Infrastructure

Does your physician enterprise have the infrastructure in place for successful operation and management in today’s rapidly-changing environment?  At many hospitals, the employed network has grown an acquisition here, a recruit there, as opportunities have arisen.  The infrastructure supporting it often developed as an afterthought. Make this year the year you reorganize your group to […]

Case Study: Defining the Tolerance for Subsidies by Specialty within an Employed Physician Group

Background Our client is a community hospital in the Midwest that operates a PHO consisting of 50+ physicians (largely employed, but some independents) across a number of specialties.  With mounting losses on the employed physicians in the PHO, executives within the organization began assessing practice losses by specialty. However, given competing strategic priorities within the organization, […]

Case Study: Physician Employment Entity and Infrastructure

Background We’ve had more than a few hospital clients who never made a formal decision to start hiring physicians, but nonetheless found themselves with a goodly number and mix of doctors on their payrolls. One particular client came to HSG in just that situation. They had a group of employed physicians, but that “group” didn’t function […]

Case Study: Employed Physician Group Strategy

Background One of our clients in the Northeast has done a superior job with their employed physician group strategy. With the hospital’s employment strategy maturing, our client had moved on to seeking “value” from the group. With that in mind, the hospital engaged their employed physicians in a planning process to develop an expanded group strategy […]