In therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, a hospital therapy services partner is an outside provider that works closely with a facility to deliver these key services to patients. There can be advantages and disadvantages to this. Advantages include flexibility and reduced overhead, with one of the most common concerns being a lack of investment in the organization and facility.
This is why it’s so important to find a provider that is truly a partner, not just “hired help.” This kind of partner can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them and take a more vested interest in growing your department.
Advantages for hospital leaders
Here are some of the areas that a comprehensive hospital therapy services partner can help with:
- Compliance — Regulatory compliance for therapy services is highly specialized. A therapy-focused organization can help you increase revenue and avoid costly fines.
- Program development — A partner can help identify new service offerings that would be a good fit for your facility while streamlining outmoded practices.
- Upgrading systems — Obsolete and incompatible software may be slowing you down. By implementing new systems, you can do more with the people and resources you already have.
- Staffing support — From training to development, leveraging the resources of a therapy services partner can help you build a high-performing, patient-focused team.
Top providers don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach and should instead work to develop individualized action plans with their hospital partners. Instead of plugging holes on a short-term basis, a full-service partner can help you achieve your long-term objectives.
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is dedicated to collaboration
We’ve been in this industry for decades and have built a network of highly satisfied hospital therapy service partners across the United States. By working with us, you can expect support in all of the above areas and, more importantly, a genuine relationship with people who are committed to the success of your therapy program.
Want to learn more? Contact us today and find out how to receive an in-depth assessment of your department and recommendations to take it to the next level.