Nothing at the Andover facility had changed - patient welfare is still the standard, says CEO Badr Idbeis from its debut to day No. 365.
Kansas Medical Center
is owned by Idbeis
and a small group of physicians.
Its management team, with the exception of a CFO, consists of practicing physicians.
In fact, when Idbeis
decides to stop practicing medicine, hospital bylaws dictate he
must also step down as CEO.
says a federal government study shows that there is no evidence that cities with physician-owned
hospitals pose any threat to acute-care facilities.
"The negative impact on other hospitals in a community is nonexistent.
The government MedPac study confirmed that," Idbeis
questions the difference between a doctor having ownership in a hospital and a hospital offering a private practitioner a title or place on its staff.
am in the trenches every single day," Idbeis
Still, with so many levels of management from patient to decision maker, Idbeis
says there is a real
concern that communication breakdowns will occur.
"The legacy hospital is a dinosaur," he
Badr Idbeis, CEO of Kansas Medical Center in Andover, says there is no proof that physician-owned hospitals have an adverse impact on community hospitals.
The physician-owned hospital planned for west Wichita will partner with Andover's Kansas Medical Center
and will be managed by Cardiovascular Hospital of America LLC
both of which are run by Badr Idbeis
"The relationship is going to include an equity position for CHA as well as KMC
in the west side hospital," Idbeis
confirmed Tuesday in a written statement.
was introduced to about 60 potential shareholders of the $24 million hospital Tuesday at the Airport Hilton.
Kansas Medical Center and Cardiovascular Hospital of America LLC, both owned by Badr Idbeis, above, will partner with developer Matt Lillie's physician-owned hospital planned for west Wichita.