Physician employment by hospitals is a newer trend with healthcare hiring. Success will require a re-thinking of the physician workforce; how we attract, recruit, select, engage and develop these highly paid, very valuable, employees. This trend also raises questions about the role of human resources, and the practical issues that come with these new employees.
We wanted some insight from a physician who is familiar with the situation. Sam Agnew, MD, is the President and CMO, Global Trauma Solutions. An Orthopaedic trauma surgeon, he advises hospitals and physicians about employment strategies. He has served as Medical Director of Delphi Healthcare Partners and held numerous academic appointments. He recently co-authored “Hospital Employment of Orthopaedic Surgeons – a Primer for Orthopaedic Surgeons” for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.