Becker's Healthcare November 30, 2022
Dr. Alexa B. Kimball, President and CEO of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at BIDMC

At a time when many healthcare organizations are in flux, physicians are becoming rapidly and increasingly employed by corporate entities.

Mergers and acquisitions have become commonplace; leadership needs a clear guide to welcome and help physicians transition. It’s important to remember that employment does not equal alignment. Having a strategy to help new team members acclimate to your company’s culture will make the transition smoother and the new entity stronger. The best model is situation and culture-dependent, but there are common aspects that all alignment plans should include:

1. Embrace physician leadership. Time and time again, we’ve seen that healthcare organizations that include physicians are more cohesive and do better when led by physicians. While it makes sense that physicians...

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