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Robert “Buster” Mobley, MD, ACPE, is a senior consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., and a board-certified pediatrician and serves as the executive vice president at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS. He has spearheaded several improvement initiatives, including the development of a framework tool to help the organization make responsible, informed decisions regarding collaborative business arrangements with physicians. In addition to his decades-long private practice, he has served in several medical staff leader positions, including senior vice president of medical affairs at Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals in Columbia, SC and vice president of medical affairs at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. He is a member of several medical societies and community groups.

Physician alignment: How do you decide to say yes or to say no to an alignment opportunity?

Hospitals often are approached with opportunities to align with physicians, and the hospital often decides it desires an alignment relationship and initiates the “ask.” How does an organization decide how to say yes, and how do they decide to pass and say no thanks? In today’s market, equity in judgment is vital to making physician friends and keeping them on the team, as well as maintaining alignment with an entire medical staff.

Organizations many times make decisions that create enemies and cause jealousy that ultimately lead to destruction of vital market business. Quick decisions are the surest ways to be blindsided with relationship destruction. Slow decisions can also serve to starve an essential opportunity; we all have heard of death by the “Slow No.”