Given their transformative power, innovative strategies often usher in unrest among employees. When that innovative strategy includes new models for hiring and staffing, that unrest can grow into real opposition.

Such was the case at a facility in Arizona that was struggling to maintain a full provider schedule and manage compensation costs. SCP Health stepped in, ready to fill all open positions with a combination of physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and/or physician assistants (PAs) in an effort to fully staff the clinical team with engaged providers.

When this approach drew fire (as expected), SCP helped the organization gain trust from the Medical Executive Committee, win over the current Hospital Medicine physicians, and alter the bylaws that hindered NPs and PAs from practicing at full scope.

Read the full case study to learn how diversifying provider teams led to reductions in 30-day readmission rates, length of stay, compensation costs, and more.

 

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