Summary St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO employs over 110 providers in its medical group, and more than 100 more in hospital-based programs. The organization has a long history of close ties with physicians, has experienced substantial growth, and has been ranked as one of the 50 best hospitals in the country on numerous occasions. […]
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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, […]
As private practitioners, physicians have a firm grasp on practice operations. However, once employed, many physicians abdicate this responsibility and expect the network management team to do it all. Having the right leadership team in place is key to effectively managing employed physician groups. Dealing with a diverse group of physicians under one roof and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]