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In 1994, ten of the state's 150 hospitals provided forty percent of the hospital care. With 7,000 empty beds statewide at any given time, mid-sized hospitals must either develop ways to keep patients from going elsewhere or else close.
This article discusses how North Carolina Hospitals create huge partnerships. The author discusses how these large hospital partnerships impact local communities, in terms of hospital consolidation and the impact to small-town economies.
Health care costs are growing at roughly three times inflation and this causes problems for physicians, hospital administrators, trustees, and practice managers as each group attempts to manage costs differently. Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina lost its CEO as a result of these struggles between balance of power and administration.
Eugene Woods is the new CEO of Carolinas Health Care System. Woods is ready to expand North Carolina’s largest hospital system amid concerns that it packs too much power. Among the greatest challenges are government mandates and pressure to treat sick people collaboratively while limiting time spent in hospitals.