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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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Fitting Physicians into Your Organization’s Culture

October 31, 2013
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How do you prevent physician turnover at your organization, especially with our country’s raging physician-shortage crisis endangering operations? Well, there’s no simple answer, of course, but an article over at MDNews contains some insight as to why so many physicians and medical professionals are burnt out and looking to change jobs. Reporter Jennifer Webster cites […]

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Question: How Can Hospitals Maintain Efficiency While Looking Out for the Needs of Their Patients?

September 5, 2013
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Consider the following true story: Mr. Jones has been regularly receiving treatments for his cancer, all of which have been successful so far. During a routine follow-up visit, the attending physician, Dr. Smith, follows normal procedure and allows a fourth-year medical student, Joe, to examine Mr. Jones. However, Dr. Smith becomes concerned when the visit […]

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