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Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers

November 2017

Published in the November 2017 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.

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Based in: Morris, Ill.
Number of hospitalists: 4 full-time, 4 part-time; recruiting for 1
Founded: 1906
Contact: Jennifer Goodwin, jgoodwin@morrishospital.org; 630-347-7539 (texts welcome)

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is an award-winning, independent, community- based level II trauma and certified primary stroke center that is ideally situated just 60 minutes outside suburban Chicago. Our successful hospitalist program has been in place since 2008.

Services: Total patient encounters for TWO hospitalists equals 25 (average) ranging up to 35 patients. Hospitalists are not responsible for running codes, and no procedures are required.

Schedule and coverage: In a four-week period, physicians work 12-day shifts from 7 a.m.-7p.m., which includes seven nights of call from 7 p.m.-7 a.m., taken from home. Two hospitalists are present at the hospital during the day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Night coverage takes place at home from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Each full-time hospitalist works only one weekend (Saturday/Sunday) every month.

Compensation: Employed hospitalists receive competitive, guaranteed base salaries, as well as yearly performance bonuses based on quality measures. In addition, physicians can expect starting bonuses, relocation assistance, CME and practice expense accounts.

Local highlights: The 11 communities Morris Hospital services offer great residential neighborhoods, unique shopping experiences and academically-challenging schools.