Community Hospital Physician Employment

Lessons from High-Performance Medical Groups at Independent Hospitals

Review the attributes of effective physician employment and explore specific examples from medical groups at independent community hospitals.

Many independent physicians today have turned to employment with local hospitals to provide financial security in the changing health care market, and hospitals have recognized the need to employ physicians to secure specialty care in their communities.

However, while employment is a versatile model, a contract alone does not guarantee a successful arrangement.

This briefing reviews the core attributes of high-performance medical groups and highlights community hospitals that have successfully implemented these attributes.

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