Frontiers of Health Services Management

The quarterly magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives, featuring analysis of trends impacting the healthcare industry.

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter

Accessing Capital: Learning to Live in the Real World
The "unreal" world of payment and capital financing of the last 40 years is rapidly coming to a close, and all guarantees of stability are in doubt. Although this seems like a bleak and heartless challenge to the accepted mission of U.S. hospitals, it...
Access to Capital-A Growing Concern/Response from the Feature Author
SUMMARY * Access to capital over the next ten years will be one of the biggest challenges healthcare organizations will face as they strive to remain competitive and serve their communities. Meeting the growing needs for capital will require a disciplined...
Best-Practice Capital Allocation and Financing
ALLAN FINE AND J. ALEX BACCHETTI'S feature article, "Capital Optimization," and Donald A. Carlson, Jr.'s feature article, "Access to Capital," both address important issues that can significantly affect healthcare organizations' financial performance....
Capital Access-A Key to Survival
IN THIS ISSUE of Frontiers, the two feature articles discuss the capital imperative: hospitals' competitive positions and, indeed, survival are inextricably linked to their ability to access capital. Clearly, access to capital is highly dependent on...
Capital Optimization: Linking Investment with Strategic Intent/Response from the Feature Authors
SUMMARY * With operating margins showing some improvement in 2003, Y2K being a distant memory, and many critical capital investment decisions delayed as long as possible, hospitals have been on a relative spending spree, building new facilities, renovating...
Editorial
HOSPITALS ARE UNDER tremendous pressure to replace old buildings with more efficient and patient-friendly ones; to expand capacity by renovating or adding buildings; to make huge capital investments in information systems, such as computerized physician...
The Commentaries: A Summary
ACCESSING CAPITAL IS a complicated and critically important issue for healthcare executives. In addition to the strategies provided by our feature articles, we sought the perspectives of three professionals from different arenas in healthcare-Kenneth...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.