Physician buyouts bruising hospitals

Wall, J. K.
May 2012
Indianapolis Business Journal;5/28/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p3
The article reports that St. Vincent Health employed 330 physicians, and lost 35 million dollars in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, and after it employed another 326 physicians through other units, the losses continued. It states that the losses are happening at major hospital systems in Indianapolis, Indiana area. It mentions that by helping nurses, doctors and social workers, hospitals expects that they can do a better job in helping patients.


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