21 October 2014

What Hospital CEOs Really Want

Sheridan Healthcare recently participated in a Q&A discussion where hospital CEOs shared with each other their strategies for addressing a myriad of healthcare topics. A key takeaway from the session – CEOs want long-term partnerships that help them reach their growth objectives. These meaningful partnerships must include transparency, collaboration and growth.

Hospital CEOs expressed the importance of transparency on the part of their outsourced service providers, so they are comfortable with hiring practices, compliance procedures, and the performance metrics used as an extension of their hospitals’ departments.

Great partnerships make life easier for hospital CEOs and the right partners truly collaborate with hospitals to develop solutions to challenges. In working with health systems, hospitals and ASCs for decades, Sheridan continually collaborates with its clients to standardize metrics, improve facility performance, develop and apply best practices, and create unique programs like ClearPATh pre-admission testing procedures to promote efficiency.

Many growth goals for hospitals often involve cost savings, OR utilization, patient satisfaction and quality of care, and department physician and staff retention. Sheridan’s physician leaders have spearheaded significant process improvement and cost-saving initiatives at the hospitals in which they work, which have a positive ripple effect of increased quality of care, and satisfaction rates of both physicians and patients.