Published in the November 2017 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.
Based in: Billings, Mont.
Number of hospitalists: 10; recruiting 2 additional
Contact: Rochelle Woods, email@example.com; 800-303-6893
The Billings Clinic is a large, not-for-profit medical foundation with more than 300 physicians, a 304-bed hospital and a long-term care facility. As the region’s largest multispecialty group practice, this hospital provides care in 46 specialties and boasts a level II emergency and trauma center, an inpatient cancer care unit, an advanced surgery center, and an EMR with CPOE. Internal medicine residency and medical student program with teaching opportunities are available. Serving patients in Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas, Billings Clinic is a physician-led organization with abundant leadership opportunities.
Services: Hospitalists work in primarily inpatient nonacademic services, but inpatient academic opportunities with the internal medicine residency are available.
Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work variable 10-hour shifts including admitting, rounding, swings and nights. Billings is committed to flexible scheduling, and hospitalists do not follow a seven-on/ seven-off block schedule.
Compensation: Billings offers hospitalists $275,000 plus a signing bonus. As part of its benefits package, Billings Clinic offers a stipend and generous loan repayment, as well as an annual bonus program (currently $25,000) based on quality and productivity.
Local highlights: Billings, a friendly college community, is a great place to raise a family near the majestic Rocky Mountains. The area offers exciting outdoor recreation with 300 days of sunshine!