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October 2012
Expert Panel: It’s Decision Time for Community Hospitals

The road ahead for community hospitals was the topic of a recent roundtable discussion involving CHC's president and CEO Mike Williams, along with three community hospital CEOs, and facilitated by editors of Health Leaders magazine. Highlights from their discussion are featured in the article "Decision Time for Community Hospitals" in the October issue of HealthLeaders.

 

For his part, Williams says hospitals must proactively and realistically assess "their own viability to be independent in the future." He advocates a close working relationship between the hospital CEO and its board for addressing issues and facing challenges that lie ahead.

 

In summary, the path of success for community hospitals depends on:

  • Taking a responsible view rather than getting to a point of reaction 
  • Understanding your competition and finding your niche among them
  • Controlling costs while still offering quality services
  • Attracting and retaining physicians

 Read the full article.

Tags: Hospital Board Advisory, Hospital Management, Independence, Operational Assessment , Partnership, Strategic Direction

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