Best Practices: Engage Physicians in Strategic Planning, or Fail

Strategic success has never been more dependent upon physicians. In a market with increased accountability, your system’s future will depend on the ability of your physicians to deliver better, more efficient care and manage to metrics. Engaging doctors to gain their understanding of the market’s trajectory, insights into how to respond, and support for strategic […]

Case Study: Saint Francis Strategic Plan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Saint Francis Healthcare System is located in Cape Girardeau, MO and is anchored by the 307-bed Saint Francis Medical Center. They were number three in consumer preference in a two-hospital community in 1999 with an ADC of 124. After 16 years of aggressive strategic action and effective leadership, the organization has grown to be […]

Webinar: Quick Primer on Health System Strategic Plans

In this 11-minute webinar, Managing Partner David Miller explains HSG’s approach to strategic planning, what differentiates the firm, and why HSG focuses on physician engagement. [bsmdw_content content_id=’271′]

Women’s Health Strategy: Are You Staying on Top of National Trends?

Like the times, the nation’s demographics, social mores and care standards are changing. So when was the last time you updated your women’s health service line’s strategic plan? If it’s gathering dust on the shelf, we recommend taking a proactive approach to managing women’s health by creating a strategy that addresses: leadership; physician engagement; market […]

Webinar: Managing at the Speed of Change: Strategic Considerations You Must Address in 2016

Value-based reimbursement is rapidly moving from scary concept to scary reality. Join Managing Partner David Miller and Senior Manager Travis Ansel for this 60-minute webinar that: provides a year-end review of the healthcare environment highlights new challenges hospitals and health systems will face in 2016 helps you think through the issues you must master to […]

Webinar: The 9 Key Components of an Effective Physician Integration Strategy

What makes a physician strategy successful – and what makes it fail?   The biggest reason plans fail is because, while they typically define how the organization will Develop physician relationships, they don’t detail how their Implementation and Management. During this 20-minute webinar, Director Travis Ansel:   Reveals the nine key components of an effective physician strategy; Demonstrates how to identify […]

67 Tips for Developing a High-Performing Physician Network

Most of our clients learned to manage a hospital. Today, many of those clients believe their long-term success will center on how their employed physician group evolves. The viability of a health system or hospital is increasingly dependent on the group’s ability to attract the needed talent, respond to the imperatives to better manage care, […]
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Case Study: Ambulatory Strategy with a Focus on Responding to a Larger Competitor Moving Into the Market

Background Our client was an independent, 250+ bed hospital, located 20 minutes from a large metropolitan area in the Midwest.  The hospital was experiencing intense pressure from three tertiary competitors located in the nearby metro area. Each was pursuing an ambulatory strategy that placed physicians, outpatient services, and ancillaries in our client’s primary service area.  […]