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 […]

Eight Proven Physician Strategies for Dealing with Soft Volumes

Almost every health system we work with is experiencing soft patient volumes. Our take is this is largely permanent, and a result of a fundamental shift in utilization. Incentives created by the ACA and actions by CMS that pre-date the legislation are affecting the inpatient/outpatient mix and overall utilization volume – despite the millions of […]