While many healthcare providers have moved toward more consolidated systems of care, a number of community hospitals are committed to keeping healthcare local. However, staying independent doesn’t means being alone, as informal partnerships that provide the benefits of collaboration must be solidified and then leveraged. In addition, a focus on clinical, operational, and IT performance within a framework of value-based care must be a focus, regardless of a facility’s size.
ECG cadre of strategy, operations, finance, and technology services are a perfect fit for the challenges facing community hospitals. We understand the interconnected and high-stakes decisions that must be made to secure market share, align the medical staff, stabilize payor relationships, recruit and retain talent, and move toward population health management at the community hospital level.