Health Care Management / Health Administration & Policy
Mike La Penna brings an important perspective to a key shift in the structure
of health care.
—Larry Boress, President and CEO, Midwest Business Group on Health
Mr. La Penna has outlined several of the models and structures that go well beyond
the traditional medical staff relationships.
—Robert Harrison, MHA, PhD, President, Lake Michigan College
A survey of the 21 chapter titles gives a good clue to the superb information in
this contemporary and masterful book.
—George O. Waring III, MD FACS, FRCOphth, Professor of Ophthalmology,
Emeritus, Emory University
... a primer on how hospitals and doctors can nd common ground to move from
independence to collaboration to some level of true integration.
—Ahmed Abdelsalam, MD, FACS, Managing Partner,
Chicagoland Retinal Consultants, LLC
This book suggests a number of ways to improve the reader’s chances of succeeding
in the very complex world of the new medical staff.
—William Cunningham, DO, MHA, Assistant Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine,
Michigan State University
Medical Staff Integration: Transactions and Transformation examines the cultural and
functional issues that must be addressed when hospitals and health systems purchase phy-
sician practices. Written by a leading consultant in the health care industry, it covers the
changes occurring in a nonjudgmental fashion and from a business case perspective.
The book supplies an understanding of the basics behind the various types of relationships
that are forming as well as the nuts and bolts of the transitions that will result. It focuses on
the challenges readers will most likely face when merging systems, culture, and functions.
Explaining how to ensure that the acquisitions will meet the needs of all parties, the book
emphasizes the income determination structures required for the continued motivation of
physicians. It addresses some of the limitations hospitals face with physician practice inte-
grations and also discusses the growing role and impact of compliance.
A companion website allows readers to download forms and models which can assist in the
practical application of the ideas presented in the book. www.medicalstafntegration.com
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