The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay

It takes more than money for hospitals and health systems to motivate and retain employed physicians, says a senior executive at Catholic Health Initiatives.

2 comments on "The Secret to Physician Engagement? It's Not Better Pay"
Gus Geraci, MD (3/12/2014 at 5:04 PM)

High pay will get you warm bodies who happen to be physicians. Physician engagement requires a culture and governance that promotes and truly engages physicians in decision-making. Showing respect for their input, creating ways and means on soliciting that input and reimbursing all staff for better work, not high volume are the secrets to success.
Michael Jones (3/7/2014 at 11:49 AM)

Great article. Speaking as an ex-physician recruiter, the points about what physicians expect to find in employed practice, and what keeps them happy outside of $ are exactly what we heard from job seeking physicians.


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