Physician Hospitals of Kansas is a not-for-profit trade organization created for the purpose of exchanging knowledge, promoting health education, and representing the interests of the healthcare consumer who may prefer to choose a surgical hospital for delivery of care in the state of Kansas.
Competition does not hurt general hospitals. This fact is more than evident even if looking only at the national growth of the healthcare industry. For instance, on January 3rd, 2006, USA Today reported that the industry is "in the middle of the biggest hospital construction boom" in more than 50 years.
Physician owned hospitals clearly benefit their communities. Considering both uncompensated care and tax payments, physician owned hospitals returned a net community benefit almost 8 times higher than non-profit hospitals, averaging 7.23% for surgery hospitals as compared to .87% for non-profit hospitals.