Not sure how their insane investment in the Toledo hospital campus isnít also viewed as a positive for the city as a whole.
Iíve also noticed PM clinics popping up around town. Seems to me like they are generally investing in the city, and then doubling down on their new campus. Makes sense to me.
We should have a drink and chat to bring you up to speed on the past 40 years of healthcare delivery, and Toledo health care and philanthropy history. They are forever entwined. It's a story worthy of a WGTE production, but nobody has the guts to fund it.
Let's just use this brief, yet dated analogy: if there were a Grumpy's on every corner, there would be a sandwich and salad certificate of need requirement. It would be unsustainable and other restaurants would have to go in the rebalancing. It wouldn't end hunger. It would end choice. But if the government funded free sandwiches and salads, and other payers paid for codes billed under the Lunch ICD-10, it would be tempting to try to garner the maximum possible available portion of those funds.
The march toward super-regionalism in payers is the march toward less choice and bad health care.
Meanwhile, Paramount Advantage may soon only be accepted in those clinics. Letters from non-network providers went out in the past month.
Once every restaurant is a Grumpys, they can institute the policy of only accepting the Grumpy Card. The Grumpy card may not be used "out of network." Ah hah! Build more Grumpys.
What I would give for a conversation with William Windus Knight about all of this. (The one born in 1878)
Or Conrad Jobst.