Physician Hospitals of America to Hold 11th Annual Conference & Exhibits Sept. 21-23 in Keystone, CO

"Physician Hospitals: Leading Hospitals into the Future" to Address Current Topics Facing Physician Owned Hospitals

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| Source: Physician Hospitals of America

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) will be holding its 11th Annual Conference & Exhibits Sept. 21-23 to discuss issues, advocacy and best practices of the physician-owned hospital market.

The mission of the conference is to raise awareness of the benefits of physician ownership for hospitals nationwide. Educational seminars will address topics including hospital turnaround, billing and coding, group purchasing agreements, crisis management, patient communication, media training and legal developments in the healthcare industry.

The keynote speakers for this event are Janet Lapp, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE and Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

Dr. Lapp has 25 years experience as clinical psychologist helping individuals, organizations and corporations turn problems into opportunities. She is additionally an author, internationally competitive athlete and host of the award-winning CBS series Keep Well. Dr. Gottlieb is a practicing physician and Resident Fellow and the American Enterprise Institute. As a leading expert in health policy, Dr. Gottlieb has contributed to the Wall Street Journal and is a regular commentator on CNBC.

Attendees at the conference will include current physician owners, those considering physician ownership and other parties interested in working with physician owned hospitals.

"As physician owned hospitals, we acknowledge that our flexibility as a result of physician governance continues to represent the best in the healthcare industry," said Dr. Michael E. Russell II, M.D., president of Physician Hospitals of America. "With physicians leading the way, we offer a better choice for patients."

For more information on the conference, please visit PHA online or call 202.367.1113.

Michelle McRae
CCO Healthcare Partners
312.961.4745
mrm@ccopartners.com

About Physician Hospitals of America

PHA offers support, advocacy and educational services to the physician owned hospital industry, reflecting at all times the best interests of patients, physicians and other providers who play an inextricable and essential role in the provision of healthcare services. There are currently 275 physician owned hospitals serving patients in 33 states. These hospitals include general acute care, long term acute care, emergency medicine, multi-specialty, women's, children's, rehabilitation and psychiatric. According to its HCAHPS survey data, physician owned hospitals rank first for patient satisfaction in 20 states. For more information visit: www.phapulse.org.

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