December 2002

Saint Elizabeth and Catholic Health Initiatives Leaders Published in National Journal


The financial benchmarks for hospitalist programs developed by Catholic Health Initiatives’ Practice Management Team are featured in an article in the November/December 2002 issue of The Physician Executive, the journal of the American College of Physician Executives.

The article, "Financial Benchmarks for Hospitalist Programs," explores expected revenues and expenses for two basic models of hospitalist or hospital intensivist programs: the 24-hour model that keeps at least one hospitalist in the hospital at all times; and the traditional model that has hospitalists in the hospital during the day and available to take call at night. The team calculated revenues and expenses for both models with a census of 30, 50, 70 and 100 patients.

The article’s authors include Cary Ward, MD, chief medical officer and director of inpatient medicine services at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.; Kent Reckewey, MD, chief medical officer for Saint Elizabeth Physician Network, Lincoln, Neb.; Barry Silbaugh, MD, vice president of medical operations for Catholic Health Initiatives; Theresa Lewis, RN, MPA, director of medical affairs and practice management for Catholic Health Initiatives; Steve Burnham, practice manager for Catholic Health Initiatives and regional administrator for Alegent Health Clinics, Omaha, Neb.; and Terry Rogers, practice manager for Catholic Health Initiatives who also maintains operational/strategic responsibilities with Saint Elizabeth Physician Network, Lincoln, Neb.