From the desk of Mike Lipomi…
PHA is the Physician Hospital Association which represents the 200 plus hospitals owned in part by physicians across the Country. It is critical that as a leader of a company that works with surgery centers, acute care hospitals and physician owned hospitals I know the issues facing each and the interaction between the players. At SMP we work with many different combinations of acute care facilities partnered with doctors in health care facilities including surgery centers, hospitals, clinics and ancillary service centers. I am proud to say that while there is competition between each of these organization models, the emphasis is on patient care and improvements in the health care delivery system in the United States.
As a Board member of PHA, past Board member and current Legislative Committee member of ASCA I find that the more information I have on each organization and their mission I am better able to work on the different relationships we have at facilities managed by SMP. I know this perspective is valuable to our clients and invite you to follow SMP on Facebook where I will continue to update you and inform you on industry happenings, regulatory changes and best practices.