Pharmacist’s Corner

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Written by:    Tom Yavoski, R.Ph                       Clinic Rx Partners                       Consult.yavo@yahoo.com   I have learned one really important thing … Continued

Imagining the Ideal Organization in Healthcare

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Written by:    Jim Murphy & Beth Boynton RN, MS   Part I: Six Attributes From: The June 2013 Harvard Business Review What would the ideal organization to work for look like in healthcare?  Just to pose the question may feel … Continued

Nurse Overload: The Risks to Employee and Patient

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Written By:   Beth Boynton RN, MS & Doug Hall   The secret is out. The illusion is exposed. The truth is known:  “Hospitals are dangerous places.” Healthcare workers have known this for a long time and tried to tell friends … Continued

Physician Ownership of Healthcare Facilities

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Written By:   Keith Smith MD Congratulations to Dr. Higgins and his colleagues on the launch of their website and Journal. Prior to launching our website, we knew that outpatient surgery centers in general (and ours in particular) provided higher quality … Continued

Transparency & Free Market Healthcare in the Face of the Affordable Care Act

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Written By:   J. Wayne Kempton As consumers, we expect to know the value of the things we buy. Before setting out to make major purchases, we scan the landscape of advertisements and consumer reviews. We look for quality products … Continued

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Owning a Free-Standing Emergency Room

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Objective The objective of this guide is to briefly outline steps and resources required for opening a Free-Standing Emergency Room. This new facility type has many different names such as Satellite ER, Free-Standing Emergency Department, Free-Standing Center, Freestanding Emergency Facility, … Continued

From Site Selection to Go-Live: Tips for Free-Standing ER Owners

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3/9/2014  By Freda Oberholzer Keywords: Free-Standing ER, FreeStanding Emergency Center, FEC, FSED, Satellite ER, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Department, IT,  Wireless Interface, Site selection, Site planning, Financial planning, Site location, Ghant sheet, Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Contractor, Ground up, Renovation, Physician Ownership … Continued

Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares Work Together to Lower Cost & Increase Quality of Healthcare While Lowering Patient Costs

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Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together Free-Standing ERs and Urgent Cares work together to offer patients fast and affordable healthcare. This article highlights the ways in which these two facilities increase patient’s access to care, heighten the Quality of … Continued

Free Standing ERs vs Colorado Legislature: Keeping Personal Choice in the Equation

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America has a consumer attitude with which we approach life. There is no question, as a culture, we like choice. We like to have options so we can choose the types of food we eat, the clothes we wear, and … Continued

Freestanding Emergency Department Destination Policy

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History: This an example policy that may be used in your EMS system   Purpose: The purpose of this protocol is to describe the authorized procedures to be followed when selecting to transport to a Freestanding Emergency Department (FSED). As … Continued

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