We do business all over the state of Texas. Each area of Texas has it’s own unique flavor of politics which drives and impacts business decisions, especially at the political subdivision level.
Longview has two hospitals that compete for business. Most physicians in town have admitting privilages at both facilities. As is the case in most situations, patients many times don’t select the hospital in which to seek surgical or medical treatment, their attending physician usually makes that decision. Hospitals have a vested financial interest with local physicians and to curry favor requires an on-going battle between competing hospitals.
There is competition among medical care providers. So how does a self-funded employer group tap into the economic opportunities available to them in situations like this? The answer is simple.
See Longview article here – Longview hospitals clash over doctors’ advertisements