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North Shore Medical Center

November 2019

North Shore Medical Center

Based in: Salem, Mass.
Number of hospitalists: 38, recruiting for 4
Founded: October 2003
Contact: Louis Caligiuri, lcaligiuri@partners.org, 978-573-4302

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is 
a 372-bed academic community medi
cal center on the North Shore of Boston. NSMC 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 NSMC hospitalizations. 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 eight-hour shifts starting at 3 p.m. Nocturnists work 12-hour shifts and have four weeks of paid vacation. Daily workloads are designed for sustainable careers and quality time at the bedside.

Compensation: NSMC offers a competitive compensation package that combines a base salary with quarterly incentive compensation based on quality, citizenship and productivity metrics.

Professional development: There is support for growth in the areas of clinical expertise, quality improvement, teaching and/or leadership.

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.

Published in the November 2019 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.