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′]

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 […]

5 Keys to an Effective Geographic Growth Strategy

An effective geographic growth strategy is critical to the long-term sustainability of hospitals and health systems. Healthcare Strategy Group has established five key strategic considerations for evaluating new or existing markets for geographic expansion. Market Attractiveness Market “attractiveness” can quickly differentiate service areas. Factors such as population size, population growth, household income, and percentage of […]

Strategy Tips from “67 Tips for a High-Performing Physician Network”

Defining your strategy and creating a common understanding with your physicians is a crucial first step to building a high-performing group. Aligning it so that it supports your organizational strategy is likewise crucial. Tip 1: Align group and organizational strategy. As you start the process, executive and physician leaders should first review the organization’s plan […]