Every otolaryngology group needs a chance to evaluate its organization outside the frenetic pace of day-to-day patient care. A practice retreat provides the opportunity to assess your operations, examine your mission and conduct strategic planning in a setting where physicians are relaxed and undistracted.
Explore this issue:December 2011
“A practice retreat provides a predetermined, committed period of time to discuss the future of the business,” said Jolene Eicher, COO of Advanced ENT and Allergy, a 14-physician practice in Louisville, Ky. Eicher also serves as executive advocate for the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators (AOA).
“No matter what their size, practices need to do some form of strategic planning,” added Reed Tinsley, a certified public accountant and healthcare consultant based in Houston, Texas. “Practices that are not proactive are guaranteed to lose money in the future.”