The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing

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The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing

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How many physicians make a health system?

The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing helps hospital CEOs answer a question that healthcare analysts and policymakers have debated for nearly 30 years: How many physicians do you need?

The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing challenges accepted beliefs and practices about the science of physician staffing. Insightful and data-rich, this unique resource guides hospital executives in creating a staffing model for physician services by outlining proven strategies for determining community physician need and fulfilling those needs appropriately. This timely and informative book presents practical approaches for engaging different types of physicians—the hospital dependent, hospital independent, and full-time office-based—in various markets, including those facing a shortage and rural communities. Complete with benchmarking tables and other resources, The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing includes sections on:

  • Physician supply and demand—a macro view
  • Assessing physician need
  • Measuring physician contribution
  • How many physicians make a health system
  • Recruitment and retention strategies
  • The executive’s role in recruitment
  • Planning for an uncertain future

Build a quality organization, and the doctors will come

Central to the underlying philosophy of the book is the notion that hospitals must "attract the best by being the best" and includes strategies executives can use in achieving that goal.

Who will benefit from this book?

  • Hospital CEO
  • President
  • CFO
  • COO
  • Medical staff director
  • Director of physician relations

Meet the Author

Hugo J. Finarelli, Jr., PhD, senior vice president of Philadelphia-based Healthcare Strategies & Solutions, Inc., is a recognized expert in healthcare data analysis and development of computer models to forecast service demand and program performance. His forecasting models for inpatient demand, bed need, and medical staff requirements have been used successfully by multihospital systems, academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community hospitals, and specialty pediatric hospitals. His clients have benefited from more effective resource allocation and programs, facilities, and medical staff organizations designed to meet community needs and promote organizational success. He also has considerable experience in strategic planning, business planning, and capacity analyses for cardiovascular services, pediatrics, surgery, imaging, and emergency services.

Praise for this book

"The Hospital Executive's Guide to Physician Staffing is a valuable resource for any hospital facing the difficult task of determining the right number and mix of physicians.” —Jerry Senne, President, Holmes Regional Medical Center

effective tool kit for any planning executive trying to meet their organization’s goals or community’s needs with successful physician strategies…It is a must read for those interested in exceptional accuracy in their forecasting, and those treading into physician supply and demand metrics where the ultimate recommendations will be a future P & L you need to defend.”
—Elizabeth Jaekle, Vice President, Business Development, Crozer-Keystone Health System

“I recommend this book for all healthcare executives who are planning for the future.” —Walter H. Ettinger, MD, MBA, President, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Associate Vice Provost Clinical and Population Research,
University of Massachusetts Medical School

If for any reason The Hospital Executive’s Guide to Physician Staffing does not meet your needs, return it within 30 days and you will receive a prompt, polite, 100% refund—no questions asked. We guarantee it!

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Published: March 2009