SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

January 21, 2010 15:20 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Announces the Commencement of the Inaugural Florida "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey"

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, in conjunction with the Florida Hospital Association (FHA), has announced the commencement of the inaugural Florida "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey," year 2010 based on 2009 data. This custom statewide survey will provide market-specific physician and midlevel provider compensation and production data, including provider benefit packages, recruiting efforts and signing bonuses by specialty, specialty-specific call coverage payments, malpractice premiums by specialty, and much more. The Florida survey brochure provides additional information, including our approach, reasons to participate, and a list of key benchmarks that will result from this survey.

ECG conducts a number of specialty-specific compensation and production studies, including regional studies in the Northwest (in its eleventh year) and Midwest (in its sixth year), as well as a "National Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey" (in its fourth year). In addition, ECG conducts many other one-off studies in conjunction with organizations such as the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) and Thomson Reuters. This support is demonstrated in the following comments made by past survey participants:

    ECG's National Pediatric Subspecialty Physician Compensation,
    Production, and Benefits Sur-vey has provided us with the benchmarks
    we need to successfully recruit and retain pediatric subspecialists.
    ECG's in-depth understanding of the pediatric provider market and
    children's hospitals operations has given us the confidence we need to
    utilize the survey's benchmarks.
    Mr. Juan R. Gonzalez-Barroso, M.B.A., M.H.C.
    Vice President of Professional Services
    Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida

    ECG's commitment to quality is reflected in the Northwest survey.  We
    have been a participant in the survey since its initiation in 2000 and
    rely on the complete and comprehensive information it provides to
    assess our competitiveness.  I encourage all of our peer organizations
    to participate in the Northwest survey and believe other markets would
    benefit from working with ECG to customize a survey in their local
    Mr. Richard H. Cooper
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Everett Clinic, Everett, Washington

    The "added value" of ECG's Midwest survey is the additional insight it
    provides on physician compensation trends in my region.  The quality
    of data is above and beyond the national surveys, and it also offers
    more in-depth information regarding physician performance trends.  It
    has given our medical groups a more thorough understanding of both
    Illinois and regional factors impacting our physician practices.
    Mr. Stephen R. Voss
    Vice President of Finance
    Advocate Medical Group, Oak Brook, Illinois

Electronic survey instruments are being distributed in February with submissions accepted through March. The final survey report is only available to participants.

To register for the survey, please contact Ms. Angela S. Collins, Manager, at or Ms. Maria C. Hayduk, Senior Manager, at or by calling 800-729-7635. FHA members may also receive further information by contacting Ms. Kim Streit, Vice President, Healthcare Research and Information, at or via telephone at 407-841-6230.

For more information regarding the inaugural Florida "Provider Compensation, Production, and Benefits Survey," please join us for a complimentary, informational Webcast on February 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. EST/1 p.m. CST. Please contact Ms. Collins or Ms. Hayduk if you are interested in attending. Registration details for this Webcast will be available during the week of January 25, 2010.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. ECG provides specialized expertise in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address hospital/physician relationships, strategic and business planning, specialty program development, information technology, and the complexities of the academic healthcare enterprise. ECG has offices in Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego, and St. Louis. For more information, visit

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