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4 Ways to Keep Physicians From Leaving

Chelsea Rice, for HealthLeaders Media, February 25, 2013

3. Put physicians at the head of the table
Physicians at the Cleveland Clinic are encouraged to pursue educational and administrative roles, without it negatively impacting their salaries. According to Coulton, this is meant to encourage as many physicians as possible to achieve leadership roles in their organization, which he says helps to maintain Cleveland Clinic's future as a leader in medicine, because physicians are steering the organization's direction.

"So physician leadership is critical to our model and we are investing a lot in that," says Coulton. "We believe that model creates an environment that is hard to duplicate anywhere else, and that, in essence, is retention. You have to create an environment where someone has to think about leaving because they can't get all they can get anywhere else."

"Organizations with successful retention recognize that physicians are critical to the care delivery process," says Flannery. "No one wants to be micromanaged or told what to do, but when the expectations are laid out and the physicians themselves help to develop those expectations, that's when we see higher satisfaction and less turnover."

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ERASTOTHENES DE ALEJANDRIA (2/26/2013 at 1:27 PM)
Do I liked this article, especially when said you have to get the doctors to be happy and not be what means and want me to answer: be happy inside or outside the hospital?. Every day or only on weekends?. You need to do to be happy?. Does the happiness of the medical guarantees its quality medical?. Do the patients also have to be happy, or have to make happy to the doctor?, happiness of the medical improvement the health of citizens?. Thank you for answering