Published in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.
North Shore Medical Center
Based in: Salem, Mass.
Number of hospitalists: 38: recruiting for 4
Founded: October 2003
Contact: Louis Caligiuri, firstname.lastname@example.org; 978-573-4302
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a 400-bed academic community medical center on the North Shore of Boston. NSMC is ranked as a top 5 regional facility by U.S. News & World Report and is a member of the Partners Healthcare System, whose founding members include Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Services: Hospital medicine is the primary service for approximately 70% of all hospitalizations into NSMC. Hospitalists also provide medicine consultations for patients admitted to the psychiatry, surgery and orthopedic services. Patients admitted to the ICU are followed by intensivists 24/7 and are not part of hospital medicine’s practice scope.
Schedule and coverage: Day rounders typically work a seven-on/seven-off schedule with shifts of 10 or 12 hours. Admitters work 8-hour shifts starting at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. Nocturnists work either 8or 12-hour shifts and have four weeks of paid vacation. Daily workloads are designed for sustainable careers and quality time at the bedside.
<b.Compensation: NSMC offers a competitive compensation package that combines a base salary with quarterly incentive compensation based on quality, citizenship and productivity metrics.
Local highlights: The North Shore of Boston provides easy access to the Atlantic coastline, mountains, the amenities of a major metropolitan area, outstanding local public and private schools, and all the charm of New England.