As a hospital leader, when you think of a rehabilitation consultant, some of the first areas that come to mind might be functions like hiring and developing staff or helping to increase revenue through better billing practices. These are core functions to be sure, and any dedicated physical therapy consultant should be experienced in these areas. However, if you’re interested in building a long-term relationship with your consultant to help truly grow your department into one that consistently delivers exceptional patient care and streamlined operations, you need a strategic partner.
By understanding the ways that a consultant can help you develop a winning, growth-oriented strategy for your therapy and rehabilitation services program, you can better focus your search for one that fits your needs.
Components of a strategic rehabilitation partnership of physical, speech and occupational therapy
Here are some of the ways that a therapy consultant can help your hospital in the area of strategic development:
- Expansion of service offerings — By knowing what the latest advances in the field are and what has worked for similar facilities, your consultant can put this insight to work for you.
- Internal and external communication — In an increasingly competitive sector, getting your messaging out to patients, and even other service lines, can help your growth efforts.
- Staying ahead of regulatory changes — A dedicated therapy consultant has to keep their head permanently in the industry. This specialization can help you be proactive instead of reactive when there are changes in the therapy and rehabilitation field.
- Staff development — To stay ahead of the curve, therapists need to receive continual education and support. Consultants can bring proven methods of development to your program.
The right therapy consultant can help you orient your department to a permanently growth-oriented posture while staying focused on delivering the care your patients deserve.
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners brings 50 years of strategic experience
To find out what our therapy consultants can do for your hospital, contact us today. To get started, we’re happy to provide an assessment of your current program to identify strategic opportunities for growth.