“We look for physician groups and hospitals that realize partnerships can be beneficial for both groups in the future,” says Reed Martin, Chief Operating Officer of Surgical Management Professionals. “If that culture exists, there can be a good relationship.”
Here are seven thoughts on ASC partnerships now and for the future.
1. Know the right time to take on a partner. Understand the right circumstances for your surgery center to take on a hospital partner, so it will be as advantageous as possible.
“If a surgery center is in a position to expand but lacks the capital to do so, a hospital partner may be a good solution,” says Rob Carrera, President and CEO of Pinnacle III. “The ASC could be in a position where it has grown as much as it can unless it obtains additional access to patients; the hospital system becomes attractive because it can provide physicians and patients the ASC didn’t have access to previously.” READ MORE