According to Medscape, February 6, 2019 … Some 40 concierge doctors in Naples, one of the largest concentrations of these doctors in the country, would have been directly affected if the policy went system-wide. Concierge doctors pride themselves on overseeing all aspects of their patients’ care, including inside the hospital. Several of these doctors played central roles in the dispute.
- Page L. How Self-employed Physicians Took On a Hospital CEO–and Won. Medscape. Published Feb 6, 2019. Available at: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/908540.
The recent resignation of Allen Weiss, MD, CEO of the two-hospital NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida, was the culmination of an epic struggle between a powerful CEO and self-employed physicians on staff over control of their patients.