Maintaining proper staffing levels, and keeping them trained and up to date with practices, is one of the biggest challenges faced by many therapy services departments. This is especially true for smaller hospitals located in remote or rural areas, such as the many critical access hospitals across the United States. Finding therapists with the right qualifications and experience, not to mention the right approach to patient care, can help your facility meet its patient care goals and improve overall experience, but it can be difficult to know where to start. An independent contractor physical therapy provider is a solution that many hospitals turn to that offers some unique benefits from both an operational and patient care standpoint. To help you understand how contract physical therapy can work for you, read this overview of benefits.
Benefits of contract physical therapy
Hospital therapy departments have unique, operationally specific needs that hospital leadership must meet in order to provide the care that patients deserve on a cost-effective basis. By contracting with an organization that is dedicated to therapy, you can gain the following benefits:
- Staffing support
- Performance management
- Compliance assistance
- Proven workflow systems
- Strategic development
- Proprietary health information systems
With the help of the right contract therapy services department, you can gain access to hiring and recruiting networks that can get qualified and caring talent into your facility. Additionally, you can streamline your operations and increase revenue to make your therapy department into a net contributor.
Listen to our podcast for more physical therapy leadership advice
At Alliance PTP, we don’t just provide high-quality care at our physical therapy clinics; we also want to contribute to wider discussions around health care. Listen to our podcast, Agile&Me, for more helpful information about physical therapy leadership.