Event Title

Developing a Physician Staffing Model

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

2-4-2014 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study is to identify the physician leadership and staffing required to support current medical programs and planned expansion into to other areas of care. The intent is to address the needs of the inpatient, outpatient, and network programs. Through this process, specialty advanced practice professionals may also be identified and recommended. Through this study we will deliver a fully developed physician leadership and staffing model which can be implemented, reviewed and updated annually, and utilized in future recruitment and planning. SUBJECTS: Currently, there are seven medical inpatient programs. They are Amputee, Brain Injury, Oncology, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. This study is a comprehensive review of existing programs, future programs, and the physicians needed to support each program and other initiatives under consideration. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Through contextual interviews with physicians, non-physician leaders, community stakeholders, and executive leadership from other rehabilitation hospitals, a baseline model has been developed. The model was then compared with similar facilities in a benchmarking comparison study. Physician utilization in clinic, inpatient, rounding at other hospitals, and academic and research activities have also been assessed. Trending in referrals, conversions, and case mix complexity have also been analyzed. ANALYSES: Physician expertise is outlined against current and new medical programs. Physicians’ personal preference for work/life balance, inpatient/outpatient care, geographic coverage, involvement in research activities has been identified in order to gain a clear picture of recruitment necessary. CONCLUSIONS: Many of the frequently needed physician sub-specialties are difficult to access, some of which are no longer available in West Michigan. Along with the physician staffing model to be implemented, this study includes plans to ensure that our patients have access to the shortage specialties needed to provide quality care within a clinically integrated network.

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Apr 2nd, 3:30 PM

Developing a Physician Staffing Model

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study is to identify the physician leadership and staffing required to support current medical programs and planned expansion into to other areas of care. The intent is to address the needs of the inpatient, outpatient, and network programs. Through this process, specialty advanced practice professionals may also be identified and recommended. Through this study we will deliver a fully developed physician leadership and staffing model which can be implemented, reviewed and updated annually, and utilized in future recruitment and planning. SUBJECTS: Currently, there are seven medical inpatient programs. They are Amputee, Brain Injury, Oncology, Orthopedic, Pediatric, Spinal Cord Injury, and Stroke. This study is a comprehensive review of existing programs, future programs, and the physicians needed to support each program and other initiatives under consideration. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Through contextual interviews with physicians, non-physician leaders, community stakeholders, and executive leadership from other rehabilitation hospitals, a baseline model has been developed. The model was then compared with similar facilities in a benchmarking comparison study. Physician utilization in clinic, inpatient, rounding at other hospitals, and academic and research activities have also been assessed. Trending in referrals, conversions, and case mix complexity have also been analyzed. ANALYSES: Physician expertise is outlined against current and new medical programs. Physicians’ personal preference for work/life balance, inpatient/outpatient care, geographic coverage, involvement in research activities has been identified in order to gain a clear picture of recruitment necessary. CONCLUSIONS: Many of the frequently needed physician sub-specialties are difficult to access, some of which are no longer available in West Michigan. Along with the physician staffing model to be implemented, this study includes plans to ensure that our patients have access to the shortage specialties needed to provide quality care within a clinically integrated network.