Tenet begins doctor-investment program

At least one of Tenet's Dallas-area hospitals has begun restructuring its relationship with its doctors, with the ultimate goal of getting physicians to invest in the facilities where they practice.  One example of this realignment comes at Lake Point Medical Center of Rowlett, Texas, where the hospitals' new CEO has been working to make its relationship with physicians more palatable by remodeling and expanding clinics for physicians employed by the hospital, as well as building more medical office space. 

The hospital, which operates 112 beds, hopes to sell 20 percent of the facility to physicians while keeping control of 80 percent. Over time, Tenet is likely to duplicate this approach in "select markets," according to company executives.

To learn more about Tenet's plans:
- read this Dallas Business Journal piece

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