Second of two parts
It’s called “cream-skimming” and it’s alive and well in north county.
The “cream” is the bumper crop of well-off, fully insured retirees who call north county home.
The “skimming” is how the high-end medical practices and hospitals drawn to the area are grabbing their piece of the lucrative pie.
The result is a potential tipping point in medical care, pressuring traditional hospitals to fend off competition for physicians, nurses and, most of all, patients.
The pieces are not in place yet but there’s a scramble for available land, physician groups and care centers that will shape north county’s medical delivery system for decades.Continue reading “Pivot point: Vast change in store for north county medical care”