We all hear, read, and talk about physicians selling their medical practices to hospitals. And we all hear, read, and talk about the pros and cons of doing so. I recently had a client sell out to a hospital and thought you might be interested in this little snippet from an email I received recently:
If I decided to leave hospital employment and were to open another practice, which my contract with them allows me to do………………………… They are actually running my practice into the ground. And making hiring firing decisions without consulting me. They have fired my nurse I brought over twice now, who was the only person with orthopedic experience. And has worked with me 3 years. They are hiring all employees from a temp agency. The front desk person had no medical office experience. She was a flavor delivery driver for the last 2 years. One of the MA’s was already let go from another same hospital-owned office for lack of experience and no learning / extremely slow abilities. Sorry for venting.
Moral of the story – Yes you do lose all control when you sell out to a hospital or any other third party.