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Joel Sauer
 - Joel Sauer

Many cardiology practices are facing a succession crisis and either don’t realize it, haven’t acknowledged it, or perhaps worse, aren’t willing to change to fix it.  Absent a formal plan, the default strategy becomes simple: Throw the keys on a desk and turn off the lights once your senior docs retire. This may sound extreme, but it’s what will happen if younger talent—in sufficient numbers to sustain a proper work/life balance—don’t replace those who are leaving.


Practices need to better understand their worth before they get to the negotiating table with a hospital. Here are some tips.