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Physician Owned and Operated Hospitals Get Top Rankings From Consumer Reports, but They Remain on the Healthcare Reform Chopping Block
Date:8/11/2009

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Even while Consumer Reports is showing hospitals owned and operated by physicians among the best in the country, some in Congress are trying to shut them down in the name of "healthcare reform."

The independent testing and research organization released a new study last week considering the comments of over one-million patients around the country. Overwhelmingly, Consumer Reports found that patients prefer the quality of care received at physician owned and operated hospitals, supporting previous independent studies including federal government data available at the CMS Hospital Compare website.

"Physician owned and operated hospitals are clearly among the best in America," said Molly Sandvig, Executive Director of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA). "It is clear that the only reason physician hospitals are being attacked is to take away competition in the hospital market place. President Barack Obama acknowledges that competition is healthy in the insurance industry - the same absolutely holds true for hospitals."

Sandvig adds, "This survey should have a significant impact on anyone seriously considering patient satisfaction and quality care as true concerns in healthcare. It is neither logical nor acc
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