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Strategic and Business Planning

Involve Physicians in Strategic Planning, Healthcare Executive, January-February 2008(PDFdownload pdf)

Strategic Planning, Strategic Health Care Marketing, September 2003

Developing and Fine-Tuning a Business Plan, Strategic Health Care Marketing, June 2002

Medical Staff Development

Gauging the Financial Impact of Physicians on Hospitals (PDFdownload pdf)

Seven Steps to Successful Medical Staff Development Planning (PDFdownload pdf)

Current Perspectives on Physician Supply and Demand (PDFdownload pdf)

Establishing Principles for Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures, Trustee, February 2006 (PDF)

Special Challenges in Determining Physician Need; New Medicine Brings New Demands, Strategic Health Care Marketing, 2005

How to Structure a Physician Recruitment and Support Program, Spectrum, July-August, 2005 (PDF)

Employing Specialists, Strategic Health Care Marketing, March 2005

Look at hospital activity and revenue by physician specialty, Health Care Strategic Management, September 2004

Medical Staff Development Planning, Strategic Health Care Marketing, March 2003


Governing Boards and Clinical Quality, Health Affairs, December 2015

The Leadership Retreat was a Success. Now What? Spectrum, November-December, 2006 (PDF)

Contemporary Governance: Beyond Compliance to Effectiveness, Strategic Health Care Marketing, July 2004

Holding a Successful Retreat, Strategic Health Care Marketing, August 2002