hospital employment

How Mergers and Acquisitions are Affecting Hospitals in Northeastern PA

January 29, 2014
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We’ve talked before about the mergers and acquisitions trend that is sweeping the country, but we haven’t taken an in-depth look at how this trend is affecting certain regions locally. Michael Iorfino, reporting for The Times-Tribune, does just that. He writes, “For the first time in at least 23 years, the number of hospital jobs […]

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What Impact Will Hospital-Employed Physicians Have on Healthcare?

January 9, 2014
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As healthcare reform kicks further into gear, more and more physicians are surrendering their autonomy and accepting hospital employment. The long-term implications of these arrangements have yet to be determined, but if one prominent United States city is any indication, the healthcare market will favor the larger system in the future. According to Alan Bavley […]

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Question: Does Hospital Employment Guarantee Physicians Stability?

October 29, 2013
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Although this opinion piece from Mark F. Weiss, JD, over at Anesthesiology News is directed at physicians, we’d like to get your input as executives on the ideas being put forth. Basically, Weiss is challenging the notion that hospital employment of physicians is better than staying in private practice. He reminds physicians that the current […]

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Survey: Primary-Care Physicians Now Comprise Most In-Demand Specialty

August 29, 2013
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For years, if not decades, those considering a career in the medical field were told to, “Avoid primary care.” “You’ll work long hours for shoddy pay” went the reasoning. Then came, in no particular order, the physician-shortage crisis, healthcare reform, value-based care, quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, population health, etc. etc. etc. Now, the […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 3 of 5)

April 16, 2013

We continue our look at the reasons why doctors want to be hired by healthcare organizations and at the various issues and factors behind hiring physicians. As Karen Minich-Pourshadi asks in her March 2013 article for HealthLeaders magazine, Exactly why do doctors favor employment over a joint-venture partnership? One reason is obvious: saving money. Britt […]

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What Do Doctors Want from Your Organization? (Part 2 of 5)

April 15, 2013

Last Thursday, we began looking at this article by Karen Minich-Pourshadi from the March 2013 issue of HealthLeaders magazine that takes an in-depth look at why doctors are increasingly seeking hospital employment and how a healthcare organization can make the best decisions about which physicians they’re hiring. First, it’s important to understand that there are […]

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