Our McGuireWoods colleagues, Scott Becker and Bart Walker, recently published an article entitled "Strategies for Hospital Leadership and Identifying Strengths, Allocating Hospital Resources and Focusing on Profitable Niche Leadership" which contains key concepts on strategic planning for hospitals.  In light of healthcare reform legislation, trends in reimbursement, growing interest in accountable care organizations and other issues facing the U.S. healthcare industry, now is an ideal time for hospital leaders to reevaluate their strengths and use those strengths to meet their challenges.