When asked about the advantages of staying as a smaller, independent O&P facility, 82 percent responded that being smaller allowed them to offer better, more intimate care; 15 percent said having a smaller staff was a plus, and three percent said they were able to have more community involvement. No one thought that having a familiar brand was essential.
One responder commented that all answers were equally important: “All of the options can equally apply to larger companies as well, including smaller staff. My answer would be: being able to communicate directly with management to make real-time decisions,” he said.
Last week’s question centered on the advantages of merging with a manufacturer-owned facility or a large regional patient care facility. Seventy-three percent said the best thing about being owned by a larger facility was having someone to share the financial burdens of running a company. Thirteen percent said they had help alleviating daily pressures and they could focus on patient care.
Speaking of responses, our latest poll—which has gone to the dogs—is up and in full swing. Our question: Which animal do you have living at home with you?
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