The "boutique" hospitals provide several benefits as indicated by the article that this was excerpted from:
Physicians seeking to build such a facility typically have two major motivators—control and economics, comments Ted Schwab, president of Sokolov, Schwtiqueab, Bennett, Los Angeles,a consulting firm that specializes in joint ventures and other arrangements with physicians.
Physicians want control over their work lives—where and how they perform their procedures and the staff and equipment they have available.
“If you talk to physicians who work in hospitals, one of their perceptions is that they are unlistened to,” he comments.
Boutique hospitals are profitable because they concentrate on “hearts, brains, and bones,” the most lucrative specialties....
Why should that matter here? Because not only is the mix poor, but the hospital treats physicians the same as the regular staff....ignoring or worse....
In some cases, boutiques provide resources that wouldn't be available in other circumstances. Lap-bands, plastic surgery, as well as the afore mentioned specialties. But, the patients are creating the market.
“The public wants and is demanding a friendlier, healthier, more comfortable environment.And, with the current staffing problems, personal care is something that Paris has a lack of.... Next, the "Hows."
We are basically bringing the concept of personalized care from the outpatient surgery center into the surgical specialty arena.”
NOTE: More pulled from comments. They even included some of the references!