Where has 2022 gone? I wanted to express well wishes for the New Year because after this issue of the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, I will next talk with you from the 2023 side of the ledger. Wow!

If you are reading this, you still have time to register for our largest annual event, the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Annual Meeting and Dinner. We will all be getting together on December 8th at the Signature Grand in Davie to reflect on 2022, thank friends and volunteers, meet new friends, and to celebrate the coming holidays. There is still time to register to attend this event and you can do so by going to our events page and to this event (https://www.sfhha.com/events-page/#!event/2022/12/8/annual-meeting-dinner ). Just go to sfhha.com, click on the Events tab and then scroll down to the Annual Dinner. Then, click to register. I am hoping to see you there.

Well, let’s start with Disney. Recent financial losses prompted Disney’s Board of Directors to make a change in leadership, bringing back Bob Iger to replace Bob Chapek as Disney CEO. Problems, both internal and external, made necessary the change with Disney also dealing with the issues of transparency and value.

Healthcare isn’t alone in trying to explain pricing while at the same time delivering on the value proposition. If we learned anything from the most recent election, the cost of living is important and the cost of healthcare is an easy target.

I foresee that price transparency will continue to be an issue and that, as an industry, we need to do a better job educating the general public about the importance of quality healthcare and how it is paid for. In a recent newsletter from Paul Keckley, he said that, “The working age population made the difference in Campaign 2022: they’re directly impacted by the health system’s lip-service to affordability and inept actions toward price transparency. They’ll act on their frustration in subsequent elections.”

In 2023, the SFHHA will be more engaged in both of these areas. Seemingly, regardless of administrations, the issues of price transparency and value are not going away.

November New Members

  • Vivian Health – Nursing staffing company
  • Hanger Clinic – Provider for Prosthetic & Orthotic providers
  • Dade Institute of Technology and Health – School of Nursing/Technology