Presentation on theme: "1 The BayCare Experience: Physician Joint Ventures Paul R. Summerside, MD Chief Medical Officer BayCare Clinic, LLP President, Board of Managers BayCare."— Presentation transcript:
1 The BayCare Experience: Physician Joint Ventures Paul R. Summerside, MD Chief Medical Officer BayCare Clinic, LLP President, Board of Managers BayCare Aurora, LLC
Aurora BayCare Medical Center (ABMC) ABMC is an acute care hospital that opened in 2001 Joint Venture of BayCare Clinic (a physician partnership) and Aurora Health Care (a not-for-profit organization) 40% Physician ownership 167 Beds including the following services: - General Medical and Surgical- Womens Health - Adult ICU/eICU- Obstetrics - Cardiovascular- Level III Neo-natal ICU - Neuroscience- Pediatric Inpatient - Orthopedic- Inpatient Rehabilitation - Emergency Services including a Level II Trauma Center- Oncology Located in Green Bay, Wisconsin 1,100 employees Operates under the Planetree philosophy: patient centered care in a healing environment
BayCare History 1996 - Independent Specialty Practices Form MSO 1998 - Letter of Intent w/ AHC 1999 - Integration of MSO to BayCare Clinic 1999 - Finalize JV Operating Agreement 2000 - Break Ground on ABMC Hospital 9/01 - Opening ABMC Tertiary Hospital 2003 - ABMC Reaches Calendar Year Profitability 2004 - ABMC Pays off Operating Line and Accumulates Cash Reserve 2007 - ABMC 5 th Consecutive year w/ > 12% margin and begins seventh expansion
Joint Ventures….Why? –Am I in trouble? –Am I at risk? –Will I be at risk? Risk Avoidance = 10x Pleasure Pursuit
Key personnel like each other; Understanding partners cultural values; Respect of partners value; Willingness to relinquish control. (If you love them, set them free!) Keys to Successful Join Ventures
If you want to be a lion tamer…. you better at least like the animals.
People will do what you ask if they perceive that doing what you seek will serve what it is that they personally value. --Dwyer The Value Proposition
Hospital System Anxieties Fixed Costs Physician Loyalty Capital Regulatory Safety/Quality Payor Mix Risk Loss of Profitability and Mission Physician Anxieties Loss Lifestyle Loss of Control/Quality Loss of Colleagues Loss of Respect Aligning Incentives (Fears!)
Ownership 40% BayCare Physicians 60% Aurora All Stark Controlled Revenues in the JV Governance (MAD) Board Five Aurora and Five BayCare 70% Super Majority Rule Partner Veto all Self-Dealing Non-competition BayCare Aurora Experiment
Results: –BayCare Clinic 1999 – 53 specialists »$44 million net collections 2007 – 100 specialists »40 physician extenders »$105 million net collections BayCare Aurora Experiment
BayCare Aurora LLC 1999 – Two Surgery Centers »$8 million gross revenues 2007 – Tertiary Hospital System »$200 million gross revenues »Largest Taxpayer in County BayCare Aurora Experiment
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