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Physician's Hospitals Are a Model of True Health Care Reform

Industry looks forward to working with Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Physician's Hospitals of America (PHA) was disappointed to learn that budget documents released by the White House are relying on outdated CBO scores in their evaluation of hospitals owned and operated by reform-minded physicians.

"We understand that this position is most likely a hold-over from past CBO data. We look forward to the opportunity to work with the new CBO as well as the White House to demonstrate the true quality and public savings represented by hospitals that are physician owned and operated," said Molly Sandvig, Executive Director of PHA.

PHA shares President Obama's belief, as he states in his budget proposal put out this week by the Office of Management and Budget, that quality patient care must be a top priority in the health care reform process:

From "A New Era of Responsibility, Renewing America's Promise" available from

Improve Patient Safety and Quality Care.

The plan must ensure the implementation of proven patient safety measures and provide incentives for changes in the delivery system to reduce unnecessary variability in patient care. It must support the widespread use of health information technology and the development of data on the effectiveness of medical interventions to improve the quality of care delivered. (pg. 27)

Ms. Sandvig noted, "Our association is optimistic that as providers of the best quality care available, the hospitals owned and operated by physicians will continue to play a strong role in the future of healthcare." Independent studies, including those conducted by the federal government have shown that physician hospitals have better outcomes in terms of infections rates and other quality measures than do most hospitals that are not physician owned. Patients have shorter stays and better results.

At physician hospitals access to care is enhanced and cost savings are achieved. We are looking forward to demonstrating the positive results that stem from putting control of the practice of medicine where it belongs, in the hands of doctors and their patients. PHA hopes that President Obama and the new Congress will consider all the evidence and look to physician-owned hospitals as a model for the health care reform they seek.

For more information on physician-owned hospitals please visit or contact Molly Sandvig at (605) 321-3483.

    PHA Member Hospitals
    HOSPITAL NAME                                  CITY               STATE
    Troy Regional Medical Center                   Troy                AL
    Crestwood Medical Center                       Huntsville          AL
    NEA Medical Center                             Jonesboro           AR
    HealthPark Hospital                            Hot Springs         AR
    Arkansas Surgical Hospital                     North Little Rock   AR
    Arkansas Heart Hospital                        Little Rock         AR
    National Park Medical Center                   Hot Springs         AR
    Arizona Heart Hospital                         Phoenix             AZ
    Arizona Orthopedic Surgical Hospital           Chandler            AZ
    Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital                 Mesa                AZ
    Arizona Regional Medical Center                Mesa                AZ
    Tucson Heart Hospital                          Tucson              AZ
    Gilbert Hospital                               Gilbert             AZ
    Mountain Vista Medical Center                  Mesa                AZ
    Surgical Specialty Hospital of Arizona         Phoenix             AZ
    Patients' Hospital of Redding                  Redding             CA
    Sutter Surgical Hospital - North Valley        Yuba City           CA
    Shasta Regional Medical                        Redding             CA
    Fresno Surgical Hospital                       Fresno              CA
    Stanislaus Surgical Hospital                   Modesto             CA
    Bakersfield Heart Hospital                     Bakersfield         CA
    Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital                Thousand Oaks       CA
    Miracle Mile Medical Center                    Los Angeles         CA
    Olympia Medical Center                         Los Angeles         CA
    Community Hospital of Huntington Park          Huntington Park     CA
    Coast Plaza Doctors Hospital                   Norwalk             CA
    Alvarado Hospital Medical Center               San Diego           CA
    Animas Surgical Hospital                       Durango             CO
    Doctors Hospital                               Augusta             GA
    Trinity Hospital of Augusta                    Augusta             GA
    Hawaii Medical Center-West                     Ewa Beach           HI
    Hawaii Medical Center-East                     Honolulu            HI
    Treasure Valley Hospital                       Boise               ID
    Northwest Specialty Hospital                   Post Falls          ID
    Mountain View Hospital                         Idaho Falls         ID
    Surgical Hospital of Munster                   Munster             IN
    Pinnacle Hospital                              Crown Point         IN
    Franciscan Physicians Hospital                 Munster             IN
    Hind General Hospital                          Hobart              IN
    RiverCrest Specialty Hospital                  Mishawaka           IN
    Doctor's Hospital                              Bremen              IN
    Dupont Hospital                                Fort Wayne          IN
    Kosciusko Community Hospital                   Warsaw              IN
    Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital                   Indianapolis        IN
    Indiana Heart Hospital                         Indianapolis        IN
    St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana            Indianapolis        IN
    Surgical and Diagnostic Center of Great Bend   Great Bend          KS
    Salina Surgical Hospital                       Salina              KS
    Summit Surgical                                Hutchinson          KS
    Manhattan Surgical Hospital                    Manhattan           KS
    Doctors Specialty Hospital                     Leawood             KS
    Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute              Leawood             KS
    Heartland Spine & Specialty Hospital           Overland Park       KS
    Kansas Spine Hospital                          Wichita             KS
    Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center             Wichita             KS
    Kansas Heart Hospital                          Wichita             KS
    Kansas Medical Center                          Andover             KS
    Galichia Heart Hospital                        Wichita             KS
    Southern Surgical Hospital                     Slidell             LA
    Fairway Medical Center                         Covington           LA
    Doctors Hospital of Slidell                    Slidell             LA
    Louisiana Heart Hospital                       Lacombe             LA
    Physicians Surgical Specialty Hospital         Houma               LA
    Specialists Hospital Bossier                   Bossier City        LA
    Specialists Hospital Shreveport                Shreveport          LA
    Ouachita Community Hospital                    West Monroe         LA
    P & S Surgical Hospital                        Monroe              LA
    Green Clinic Surgical Hospital                 Ruston              LA
    Monroe Surgical Hospital                       Monroe              LA
    Greater Baton Rouge Surgical Hospital          Baton Rouge         LA
    The Neuro Medical Center Surgical Hospital     Baton Rouge         LA
    Surgical Specialty Centre                      Baton Rouge         LA
    Lafayette General Surgical Hospital            Lafayette           LA
    Park Place Surgical Hospital                   Lafayette           LA
    Heart Hospital Lafayette                       Lafayette           LA
    Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital          Lafayette           LA
    Southpark Hospital                             Youngsville         LA
    Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital           Warren              MI
    Oakland Regional Hospital                      Southfield          MI
    Ozarks Community Hospital                      Springfield         MO
    Health Center Northwest Hospital               Kalispell           MT
    Central Montana Surgical Hospital              Great Falls         MT
    North Carolina Specialty Hospital              Durham              NC
    Lincoln Surgical Hospital                      Lincoln             NE
    Nebraska Heart Hospital                        Lincoln             NE
    Midwest Neuroscience Surgery Center            Omaha               NE
    Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital                  Omaha               NE
    Bellevue Medical Center                        Bellevue            NE
    Heart Hospital of New Mexico                   Albuquerque         NM
    Physicians Medical Center of Santa Fe          Santa Fe            NM
    Sierra Surgery Hospital                        Carson City         NV
    Surgery Center of Evendale                     Cincinnati          OH
    The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place          Dayton              OH
    Riverview Health Institute                     Dayton              OH
    Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery              Lima                OH
    Three Gables Surgery Center                    Proctorville        OH
    Butler County Medical Center                   Hamilton            OH
    Mercy Hospital Fairfield                       Fairfield           OH
    Medical Center of Newark                       Newark              OH
    Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital               Tulsa               OK
    Oklahoma Surgical Hospital                     Tulsa               OK
    Hospital for Special Surgery                   Oklahoma City       OK
    Foundation Bariatric Hospital of Oklahoma      Edmond              OK
    Northwest Surgical Hospital                    Oklahoma City       OK
    Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma                  Oklahoma City       OK
    Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic &
    Multi-Specialty Surgery                        Oklahoma City       OK
    Lakeside Women's Hospital                      Oklahoma City       OK
    McBride Clinic Orthopedic Hospital             Oklahoma City       OK
    Oklahoma Heart Hospital                        Oklahoma City       OK
    Deaconess Hospital                             Oklahoma City       OK
    Oklahoma Spine Hospital                        Oklahoma City       OK
    McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center             Springfield         OR
    Edgewood Surgical Hospital                     Transfer            PA
    Diversified Specialty Institutes,
     Bucks County                                  Bensalem            PA
    Surgical Specialty Center at
     Coordinated Health                            Bethlehem           PA
    Westfield Hospital                             Allentown           PA
    Surgical Institute of Reading                  Wyomissing          PA
    Mary Black Memorial Hospital                   Spartanburg         SC
    Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital               Yankton             SD
    Dakota Plains Surgical Center                  Aberdeen            SD
    Same Day Surgery Center                        Rapid City          SD
    Siouxland Surgery Center                       Dakota Dunes        SD
    Sioux Falls Surgical Center                    Sioux Falls         SD
    Black Hills Surgery Center                     Rapid City          SD
    Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota           Sioux Falls         SD
    Woods Memorial Hospital                        Etowah              TN
    United Regional Medical Center                 Manchester          TN
    Texas Spine & Joint Hospital                   Tyler               TX
    Woodland Heights Medical Center                Lufkin              TX
    Longview Regional Medical Center               Longview            TX
    Beaumont Bone & Joint Institute                Beaumont            TX
    TOPS Surgical Hospital                         Houston             TX
    The Medical Center of Southeast Texas          Port Arthur         TX
    Vista Hospital of Dallas                       Garland             TX
    Baylor Medical Center at Frisco                Frisco              TX
    Presbyterian Plano Center for
     Diagnostics & Surgery                         Plano               TX
    Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital -
     North Texas                                   Richardson          TX
    Presbyterian Hospital of Rockwall              Rockwall            TX
    USMD Hospital at Arlington                     Arlington           TX
    Foundation Surgical Hospital                   Bellaire            TX
    Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center               Houston             TX
    Beacon Specialty Hospital                      Houston             TX
    Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood    Kingwood            TX
    Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital -
     North Houston                                 Shenandoah          TX
    Texas Orthopedic Hospital                      Houston             TX
    Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital              Austin              TX
    Heart Hospital Of Austin                       Austin              TX
    North Cypress Medical Center                   Cypress             TX
    Odessa Regional Medical Center                 Odessa              TX
    USMD Hospital at Fort Worth                    Fort Worth          TX
    GLOBALREHAB                                    Fort Worth          TX
    Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth         Fort Worth          TX
    Quail Creek Surgical Hospital                  Amarillo            TX
    Northwest Texas Surgical Hospital              Amarillo            TX
    Harlingen Medical Center                       Harlingen           TX
    Doctors Hospital at Renaissance                Edinburg            TX
    El Paso Specialty Hospital                     El Paso             TX
    Physicians Hospital                            El Paso             TX
    The Physicians Centre                          Bryan               TX
    St. Joseph Medical Center                      Houston             TX
    University General Hospital                    Houston             TX
    Lubbock Heart Hospital                         Lubbock             TX
    Foundation Bariatric Hospital of San Antonio   San Antonio         TX
    Texan Heart Hospital                           San Antonio         TX
    Austin Surgical Hospital                       Austin              TX
    The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center        Austin              TX
    Sugar Land Surgical Hospital                   Sugar Land          TX
    Vista Medical Center Hospital                  Pasadena            TX
    Houston Physicians' Hospital                   Webster             TX
    South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital          San Antonio         TX
    Southwest General Hospital                     San Antonio         TX
    Harris Methodist Southlake                     Southlake           TX
    RHD Medical Center                             Dallas              TX
    North Texas Hospital                           Denton              TX
    Southwest Surgical Hospital                    Hurst               TX
    Baylor Medical Center at Trophy Club           Trophy Club         TX
    Cook Children's Hospital Northeast             Hurst               TX
    Brownsville Doctors Hospital                   Brownsville         TX
    Doctor's Hospital of Laredo                    Laredo              TX
    Patients Medical Center                        Pasadena            TX
    Doctors Hospital Tidwell                       Houston             TX
    Doctors Hospital Parkway                       Houston             TX
    Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery       Houston             TX
    GLOBALREHAB                                    Dallas              TX
    Pine Creek Medical Center                      Dallas              TX
    Baylor Heart and Vascular Center               Dallas              TX
    Gulf States Hospitals                          Dallas              TX
    Reliant Rehabilitation Hospital -
     Central Texas                                 Round Rock          TX
    Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital               Irving              TX
    Texas Institute for Surgery                    Dallas              TX
    Cache Valley Specialty Hospital                North Logan         UT
    Davis Hospital and Medical Center              Layton              UT
    Salt Lake Regional Medical Center              Salt Lake City      UT
    Jordan Valley Medical Center                   West Jordan         UT
    Wenatchee Valley Hospital                      Wenatchee           WA
    OakLeaf Surgical Hospital                      Eau Claire          WI
    Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin              Glendale            WI
    Aurora BayCare Medical Center                  Green Bay           WI
    Charleston Surgical Hospital                   Charleston          WV

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Molly Sandvig, JD

SOURCE Physician's Hospitals of America
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