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November 2016
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Published in the November 2016 issue of Today’s Hospitalist.

Advanced Inpatient Medicine
Based in: Northeastern Pennsylvania
Number of hospitalists: 38 physicians, 15 CRNPs or PA-Cs; recruiting both day & nocturnist physicians
Number of hospitals covered: 5
Founded: 2006
Contact: Louis J. O’Boyle, DO, dr.oboyle@aimstaff.org; 570-552-4450; www.advancedinpatientmedicine.com

Advanced Inpatient Medicine (AIM) covers five hospitals, two long-term acute care facilities,10 skilled nursing facilities and a palliative care program. Expanding in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas in the Northeast, AIM is recruiting for all shifts and positions, including inpatient, SNFist, director, and associate director.

Services: AIM-employed hospitalists provide a variety of services including surgical comanagement, palliative care, LTAC coverage and preoperative consultation. AIM staff functions as one team, with hospitalists practicing in a collaborative environment.

Schedule and coverage: AIM believes in quality over quantity, and physician census is kept to a daily 15-18 encounter range. AIM’s work-life balance priority results in high provider satisfaction and better metrics, as well as almost no turnover in the group.

Compensation: AIM offers a highly competitive compensation package with excellent benefits well above regional averages. A quality bonus is paid semiannually. Benefits also include 100% of all insurance coverage for provider and family, matching 401k retirement and many more.

Regional highlights: Northeastern Pennsylvania has low cost of living, low crime, some of the best schools in the state and beautiful scenery. Residents enjoy cultural activities that range from the Philharmonic to the Penguins hockey farm team and the Yankees AAA franchise, making the area perfect for families.

Advocate Medical Group
Based in: Chicago
Number of hospitalists: 70+; recruiting system-wide
Contact: Becky Bork, Rebecca.Bork@advocatehealth.com

Advocate Medical Group (AMG) is one of the leading physician-led medical groups in Chicago employing 1,600+ providers. As part of Advocate Health Care, AMG is supported by the largest fully integrated not-for-profit health care delivery system in metropolitan Chicago and is recognized among the nation’s top five large health systems by Truven Analytics. Advocate is the largest health system in Illinois, has the largest emergency and level I trauma network in the state, and provides care at more than 300 sites, including 12 acute-care hospitals and the state’s largest integrated children’s network. Due to continued growth, Advocate is actively recruiting for all sites.

Services: Services vary by site, as hospital size ranges from approximately 200 to 600+ beds. Hospitalist responsibilities include primary care coverage, subspecialist consultation, teaching service, observation center coverage, preoperative evaluations and ED unassigned coverage. Each hospital has its own team and site lead physician.

Schedule and coverage: AMG Hospitalist Service provides a seven-on/seven-off schedule.

Compensation: AMG offers compensation competitive with the local market and includes an extensive benefit package.

Local highlights: Advocate’s hospitals are located close to Chicago and surrounding suburbs. The metropolitan area offers music, theater, sports, an international airport, and a wide variety of social, cultural and educational opportunities.

Apogee Physicians
Based in: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Number of hospitalists: More than 750 in 30 states and 100 facilities
Founded: 2002
Contact: mica@apogeephysicians.com; 208-292-4088

Apogee Physicians is the largest entirely physician-owned and -operated hospitalist group in the nation. Apogee employs physicians in 30 states and is continuing to grow its coverage of more than 100 facilities. The group stands on the principle that what is best for the patient is best for the practice.

Employment model: Physicians are employed by Apogee and work in one dedicated hospital. Team sizes range from two to 40 physicians. At each site, patient information coordinators work to ensure communication between referring physicians and patients and keep up on administrative tasks such as billing and coding.

Schedule and coverage: Schedules are flexible and are determined by the onsite program director. Most programs offer a block schedule of seven-on/seven-off , with an average of 15 shifts per month.

Compensation: Apogee provides an excellent annual salary, full benefits including CME, malpractice insurance and full physician-led administrative support. Moonlighting and paid travel opportunities are also available.

Group highlights: Hospitalists enjoy organizational stability, a supportive physician-led leadership team and many career growth opportunities. Ongoing training is offered through all-expense-paid CME accredited courses, Apogee University and PD Summit. Apogee’s support system allows physicians to maximize their quality of life both inside and outside the hospital.

Aspirus Inc.
Based in: Wausau, Wisc.
Number of hospitalists: 33; recruiting for 5 hospitalists, 1 nocturnist
Number of hospitals: 4 in Wisconsin, 4 in Upper Michigan
Founded: 1982
Contact: Korey Kilinski, Korey.Kilinski@aspirus; 715-843-1332; www.AspirusProviderOpps.org

Aspirus is a nationally recognized health system based in Wausau, which is located in the heart of Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees and a world-class consortium of more than 500 providers, Aspirus serves communities throughout 14 counties in northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Services: Hospitalist duties vary by site.

Schedule and coverage: Physicians cover 14 to 16 shifts per month, and work a seven-on/ seven-off schedule. Shifts run from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. or 7 p.m.-7 a.m.

Compensation: Aspirus offers a generous compensation and benefits package. Additional incentives include loan repayment, residency stipend and sign-on bonus.

Local highlights: North Central Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are great places to raise a family, and Aspirus makes it easy for its physicians to get the most out of life. Residents can surround themselves with crystal clear lakes and fresh clean air in beautiful communities that offer a low cost of living, low crime rate and minimal traffic congestion. Enjoy the theater, music conservatory and various museums, or take delight in superior hiking, fishing, hunting and skiing right outside the front door.

Baycare Medical Group
Based in: Tampa Bay area, Fla.
Number of hospitalists: 76+; recruiting for 4 more
Founded: 2014 (merged HealthPoint Medical Group, Morton Plant Mease Primary Care and Specialists, St. Anthony’s Primary Care and Specialists, Winter Haven Hospital and Suncoast Medical Clinic into BayCare Medical Group)
Contact: BMGProviderRecruitment@BayCare.org; 813-636-2009

BayCare Medical Group is Tampa Bay’s leading multispecialty group with more than 500 providers practicing in 160+ locations in 45 specialties throughout the Tampa Bay area. BayCare is located in four counties throughout the central Gulf Coast of Florida. As part of BayCare Health System, the region’s largest health care provider, the group consists of a network of outpatient facilities, 14 hospitals, and services that include imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care.

Services: Hospitalists provide core services, including ED coverage, subspecialty consultations, preoperative evaluations and ICU coverage. BayCare covers more than 45 medical subspecialties, including cardiovascular, neurology, endocrinology, oncology and pediatrics.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists typically work a seven-on/seven-off schedule with nocturnist coverage. Schedules vary according to assignment and facility.

Compensation: BayCare Medical offers a competitive base salary with a wRVU productivity incentive. The group offers benefits including health, dental, vision and life, as well as discretionary allowance, college savings plan, child care, auto and pet insurance, wellness center, and more.

Local highlights: The Tampa Bay area offers the diversity of a casual family-friendly lifestyle in a cosmopolitan city as well as rural and coastal living.

Billings Clinic
Based in: Billings, Mont.
Number of hospitalists: 11; recruiting 4 additional
Founded: 2005
Contact: Rochelle Woods, physicianrecruiter@billingsclinic.org; 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 $240,000 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!

CoxHealth
Based in: Springfield and Branson, Mo.
Number of hospitalists: 41; recruitment is ongoing
Founded: 2002
Contact: Paula Johnson, Paula.Johnson@coxhealth.com; 417-269-4369

CoxHealth delivers integrated health care to nearly 1 million people in southwest Missouri. Healthgrades ranks CoxHealth as a “Distinguished Hospital,” placing the group among the top 5% of all U.S. hospitals for clinical quality and superior patient outcomes.

Services: The physician would join a team of more than 60 physicians and advanced practice providers who practice inpatient medicine at Cox South Hospital, a 644-bed, level I trauma center; Cox Medical Center Branson, a 156bed community hospital; Meyer Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Hospital, an 86-bed facility; Cox North Hospital, a 86-bed psychiatric inpatient facility; and Cox Monett Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists choose between a seven-on/seven-off schedule or a traditional shift-based schedule. Nights, weekends and holidays are rotated throughout the staff.

Compensation: Physicians receive a one-year salary guarantee and then move to a wRVU model. CoxHealth hospitalists average above the national median.

Hospital and local highlights: CoxHealth has been recognized for seven consecutive years as a Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network. Springfield is the third largest city (metro population 450,000) in the state. The community is consistently rated as one of the “Top Quality of Life Communities in the Nation” by Money Magazine and offers diversity in the arts, a wide variety of outdoor activities and numerous sporting events.

Emory Division of Hospital Medicine
Based in: Atlanta and surrounding metropolitan area
Number of hospitalists: 160
Number of hospitals covered: 7
Founded:1999
Contact: Danielle Moses, danielle.moses@emoryhealthcare.org 404-778-7726

Emory Division of Hospital Medicine, part of Emory University and Emory Healthcare, employs hospitalists across seven nationally recognized hospitals, which vary in size from 50 to 950+ beds and cover a range of academic and community settings.

Employment model: Emory hospitalists enjoy academic faculty appointments with Emory University School of Medicine, and most also have dual employment with either Emory Healthcare (The Emory Clinic) or the Atlanta VA.

Schedule and coverage: Schedules vary based on practice location and role, but they range from traditional scheduling models (15 shifts per month or seven-on/seven-off) to continuity scheduling (Monday-Friday, with limited weekends) and continuity-centered staffing.

Compensation: Emory hospitalists enjoy a lucrative compensation and benefits package that includes competitive base salaries, quarterly and annual bonuses based on productivity and quality, comprehensive liability insurance, health, dental, vision, and disability benefits, 403b with annual Emory contributions, CME funding, courtesy scholarship, and more.

Practice highlights: Emory hospitalists are actively involved in teaching, quality improvement, patient safety, health services research and other professional activities. They also have access to faculty development programs within the division and work with leaders focused on mentoring, medical education and fostering research. Many end up progressing into health system and university leadership roles.

Geisinger Health System
Number of hospitalists: 140+ physicians, 50+ advanced practitioners; actively recruiting
Number of hospitals covered: 10
Founded: 1915
Contact: Deanna Reed, dreed1@geisinger.edu; 570-271-7202

Geisinger Health System serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature EHR connects a network of 12 hospital campuses, 43 community practice sites, and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.

Services: Hospitalists provide a wide array of comprehensive medical care, including caring for patients from established primary care offices to ED unassigned patients. They provide medical consultant and comanagement services for coexisting subspecialist care, and teaching services with medical residents and students.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off , 26 weeks per year with some flexible scheduling. Nocturnist and traveling hospitalists are incorporated within the staffing model.

Compensation: The compensation and benefit plan is highly competitive with national market-based benchmarks. Compensation is not based upon productivity or incentive metrics, but rather directed toward recruitment and retention.

Local highlights: Geisinger fosters an atmosphere of clinical excellence in an area offering a high quality of life complete with good schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, and a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The area provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking, and urban life is easily accessible.

iNDIGO Health Partners
Based in: Traverse City, Mich.
Number of hospitalists: 150+
Founded: 1993
Contact: Heidi Henry, FASPR, CMSR, 231-346-6812; < a href=mailto: hhenry@indigo247.com>hhenry@indigo247.com; < a href=www.iNDIGOHealthPartners.com>www.iNDIGOHealthPartners.com

iNDIGO Health Partners is a private, physician-owned and -led organization currently serving eight hospitals throughout Michigan with continued growth. iNDIGO’s mission is to bring innovation and leadership to deliver sustainable, exceptional care in the communities the organization serves.

Services: iNDIGO provides hospitalist coverage, including ICU and med/peds coverage at multiple Michigan community hospitals. Services also include telehealth, post-acute and long-term care.

Schedule and coverage: iNDIGO has a dedicated in-house scheduling team utilizing Web-based software for flexible hospitalist and telehealth shifts. Hospitalists typically work four- to 10-day blocks and average between 14 and 18 shifts per month.

Compensation: The company provides a competitive compensation and attractive benefits package with productivity incentives.

Hospital highlights: iNDIGO providers play a significant role in hospitals by leading teams, chairing committees and helping drive key decisions, such as EMR and CPOE adoptions and ED throughput.

Local highlights: Based in northern Michigan, iNDIGO offers opportunities to enjoy a career that allows for making a real difference in the communities served. Programs help ensure that quality health care is available where it is needed.

Johnston Memorial Hospital
Based in: Abingdon, Va.
Number of hospitalists: 10, 4 PAs/NPs; recruiting for day shift, nocturnists, site lead
Contact: Tina McLaughlin, mclaughlint@msha.com 276-258-4580; www.mshajobtour.com/jmh

Johnston Memorial Hospital, a member of Mountain States Health Alliance, is a 116-bed facility. Hospitalists are employed by Mountain States Medical Group. Johnston Memorial Hospital provides a supportive management team, an expert and caring staff of nurses and technicians, and state-of-the art technology.

Services: Johnston Memorial Hospital offers an array of emergency care, acute care services, cardiology, cath lab, palliative care, interventional radiology, nutritional services, respiratory care and surgical services. The facility includes a family birth center, a joint replacement center, medical/surgical and progressive units, a cardiac and pulmonary rehab center, a center for comprehensive wound care, chest pain center, diabetes care center, and an oncology-regional cancer center. Schedule and coverage: Day shift hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Nocturnists work seven-on/seven-off, 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Site lead will have administrative and clinical duties.

Compensation: Hospitalists receive an annual salary plus a production bonus based on work RVUs, as well as a generous sign-on bonus, performance bonus, relocation assistance, educational loan assistance, CME funding, full benefits and paid malpractice insurance.

Local highlights: Residents enjoy a high standard of living and being surrounded by beautiful mountains, friendly neighborhoods, and the rich culture and history of Abingdon. Nestled in the Virginia Highlands, Abingdon is within driving distance of several big cities, and is home to an excellent school system and a wealth of social, community and religious organizations.

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group(HPMG)
Based in: Honolulu
Number of hospitalists: 30+; recruiting for day hospitalists and a half-time nocturnist
Founded: 1994
Contact: Thao Hartford, Thao.Hartford@kp.org; 808-432-5679

The state-of-the-art Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center is a 300-bed tertiary hospital owned and operated by Kaiser Permanente. In 2015, the facility became a teaching hospital and welcomed its first class of internal medicine residents. Physicians are employed by HPMG, a physician-led medical group with active involvement in care delivery, quality and innovation.

Services: Hospitalists provide inpatient coverage to all adult patients on the medicine service, consultative service to other specialties for medical issues, and comanagement support for patients on various surgical services. The department also manages a 23-bed observation/clinical decision unit with perioperative evaluation, as well as other patient care activities in the peri-hospital realm. The medical center has a closed ICU with 24/7 intensivist coverage. Specialists are readily available for support around the clock.

Schedule and coverage: Day hospitalists work a seven-on/seven-off block schedule and average 11 hours per shift. Nocturnists work a block schedule with double coverage.

Local highlights: HPMG is the state’s largest and most experienced multispecialty group. It is composed of more than 600 providers dedicated to providing the highest quality clinical care and building lifetime relationships with peers and patients within Hawaii’s richly diverse communities. With beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational activities year round, Hawaii is an excellent place to live.

Legacy Health
Based in: Portland, Ore.
Contact: Forrest Brown for adult hospitalists: fobrown@lhs.org, 503-415-5982; Vicki Owen for OB or pediatric hospitalists: vowen@lhs.org, 503-415-5403; www.legacyhealth.org

Legacy Health is a seven-hospital system that includes a children’s hospital, which provides 24/7 adult, OB and pediatric hospitalist services in the Portland metro area, Silverton, Ore., and Vancouver, Wash. Additional pediatric hospitalist services are provided in Corvallis and Springfield/Eugene, Ore. In 2016, Forbes Magazine selected Legacy Health as one of the top mid-size companies in the U.S.

Services: Under Legacy’s umbrella is Legacy Medical Group, which consists of more than 50 primary care clinics and specialty practices across the metro area, plus full-time physicians who care for hospitalized patients—more than 400 doctors in all.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalist schedules vary depending on location but can include ED unassigned, consultative services, admission of patients referred by community PCPs, and comanagement with subspecialists.

Compensation: Hospitalists enjoy competitive compensation, performance and quality-linked incentives, and career-growth opportunities.

Opportunities: Legacy Health has a variety of openings that are listed on its Web site.

Regional highlights: The Pacific Northwest is a spectacular part of the U.S. It is more than a location; it is a destination. The region that Legacy Health supports is surrounded by natural, colorful beauty. We are located in the shadows of the snow-capped Mt. Hood and the historic Mt. St. Helens while being nestled against the majestic Columbia River, all while being a short drive to the Pacific Ocean. The picturesque Northwest allows for limitless activities.

Mercy Medical Group
Based in: Sacramento, Calif.
Number of hospitalists: About 70; recruiting for 1
Number of hospitals covered: 4
Founded: 1948
Contact: Katie Boehm-Padgett, Katie.boehm-padgett@dignityhealth.org; 916-379-2978

Mercy Medical Group serves four hospitals: Mercy General Hospital, a 419-bed facility; Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a level II trauma center with 370 beds; Mercy Hospital of Folsom, a 106-bed facility; and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento with 171 beds.

Services: Hospitalists within Mercy Medical Group provide primary care and ICU coverage, teaching services, and consultation to more than 30 medical specialties.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists are expected to cover 15 shifts per month as a fulltime physician, with shifts consisting of a combination of day, evening and nights.

Compensation: In addition to base compensation, a portion of hospitalist compensation is based on additional bonus incentives. A shareholder option is available after two years of employment.

Group highlights: Mercy Medical Group, a division of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, is a large multispecialty group with more than 400 health care providers in the Sacramento region. Areas of excellence include Mercy Neurological Institute, a multidisciplinary Cancer Center, and the Heart & Vascular Institute.

Local highlights: Sacramento is one of the fastest growing and most affordable cities in the nation. The area offers a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities to enjoy. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma Valleys are all within easy driving distance.

Mercy Springfield Hospitalists
Based in: Springfield, Mo.
Number of hospitalists: 22; ongoing recruitment
Founded: 1996
Contact: Brian Johnston, 417-820-2600

Mercy Hospital Springfield is under the umbrella of the Mercy Health System, the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the country. With more than 800 beds, Mercy Hospital Springfield is a tertiary level I trauma and level I stroke center. Mercy Springfield has every major adult and child subspecialty, including pediatrics, orthopedics and rehab. Services are integrated via a system-wide EHR.

Services: Hospitalists staff the hospital 24/7 and take unassigned patients from the ED, admit for non-admitting primary care physicians, provide consult services, and take transfers from regional hospital EDs and inpatient facilities. As a group, hospitalists manage or consult on an annual average of 235 patients per day.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists currently work a six-on/six-off model, with opportunities to pick up additional shifts and rotate through weekends and holidays. Teams consist of two dedicated admitters, 14 day rounders and three nocturnists. Daytime rounders take call 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and are not required to be in-house for the entire shift. Hospitalists provide cross coverage, allowing nocturnists to focus on admitting patients.

Compensation: Hospitalists are paid a shift rate with differentials for days, weekends and nights. There is opportunity for additional compensation by exceeding the RVU per shift target, as well as an incentive of 10% of a physician’s annual income. Mercy provides reimbursement for $5,000 of CME, dues or licensure expenses per year.

Moonlighting Solutions
Based in: Greensboro, N.C.
Number of hospitalists: More than 500 hospitalist opportunities available in 30+ states
Founded: 2007
Contact: susan.stagg@moonlightingsolutions.com

Moonlighting Solutions is a leading provider of night and weekend call coverage for practices and hospitals in all specialties and hospitalist programs across the nation. Our model is flexible and allows for a customizable solution to help your own physicians be more productive. We also have a permanent placement division.

Employment model: Moonlighting Solutions utilizes contract physicians across the country to help our clients with short-term, long-term or permanent coverage. Moonlighting Solutions works closely with each hospital or practice to understand your needs and provide U.S.-trained and board-certified physicians as part of our solution. Our physician partners work with your team to make sure they deliver the same high level of care to your patients that your own team delivers.

Services: Moonlighting Solutions takes the time to fully understand your current coverage model and needs. Our credentialing team provides a complete credentialing overview including thorough background checks to ensure rapid credentialing by your own institution.

Schedule and coverage: Our model is designed to meet the needs of our clients. We strive to have the same physician(s) cover your shifts on a regular basis so they become intimately familiar with your staff , policies, procedures and technology, including EHR software.

Compensation: Moonlighting Solutions physicians work on an independent contractor status. We provide competitive hourly rates and provide malpractice insurance, including tail.

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers
Based in: Morris, Ill.
Number of hospitalists: 2 full-time, 5 part-time; recruiting for 2
Founded: 1906
Contact: Jennifer Goodwin, jgoodwin@morrishospital.org; 815-705-1470

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is an independent, 89-bed community-based level II trauma and primary stroke center. With 24 growing health care centers, the system covers seven zip codes and employs more than 200 physicians covering 37 specialties. The hospitalist program has been in place since 2008. Morris was recently named a 2016 Truven Health award winner.

Services: Hospitalists’ daily midnight census is 12 to 14 patients, with total encounters of no more than 20 to 22 patients per day. Hospitalists provide care for ICU patients in an open 20-bed ICU, and have support from pulmonary, cardiac care and primary care physicians. They are not responsible for running codes or performing procedures.

Schedule and coverage: Physicians work 12-hour shifts, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., through a 28-day cycle, rotating every other week. They are responsible for night call seven nights out of the 28-day period and for one weekend shift every month.

Compensation: Hospitalists receive competitive, guaranteed base salaries, as well as yearly performance bonuses. In addition, providers can expect relocation and starting bonuses, CME and practice expense accounts, and a wellness incentive.

Local highlights: The communities Morris services offer great residential neighborhoods, unique shopping experiences and academically-challenging schools. Residents enjoy lively downtown events, award-winning parks, and a variety of sports and leisure activities.

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 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.

OB Hospitalist Group
Number of hospitalists: 450; recruiting continues in 26 states nationwide
Number of hospitals: National network of 100+ hospitals
Founded: 2006
Contact: Jason Fyler, jfyler@obhg.com; 864-516-2804

As the nation’s largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider, Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is constantly recruiting across the U.S. OBHG’s mission is to elevate the quality of obstetric care by providing in-house, board-certified OB/GYN physician support to partner hospitals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. OBHG operates programs in 26 states, with more locations being added each month.

Employment model: OBHG directly employs both part-time and full-time OB/GYN physicians and certified nurse-midwives.

Services: OBHG physicians provide real-time triage and hospital-based obstetric coverage, emergent care for high-risk pregnancies, and care for unassigned maternity patients and private patients whose physicians have turned over their care via obstetric service agreements. They also provide onsite OB/GYN consultation and surgical assists as needed.

Schedule and coverage: Most OBHG physicians work between 7 and 9 24-hour shifts per 28-day block.

Compensation: OBHG hospitalists are well-paid and enjoy fully funded medical malpractice coverage, flexible, predictable work schedules for optimal work-life balance, as well as access to health and dental insurance and robust retirement plans.

Company highlights: Because they are free of private practice overhead and management obligations, OBHG physicians are able to focus solely on OB medicine and enjoy more time off for family, hobbies and travel.

OhioHealth
Based in: Columbus, Ohio
Number of hospitalists: 5 to 30+, depending on the group; recruiting for multiple hospitals
Contact: Julie Gadfield, Julie.Gadfield@ohiohealth.com; 614-544-4223

OhioHealth employs hospitalists in multiple hospitals, ranging from 100 to 1,000 beds. Hospitals include Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and O’Bleness Hospital. Some groups are hospital-employed, while hospitalists in other groups work in private practices.

Services: OhioHealth hospitalists provide a variety of services depending on location and schedule.

Schedule and coverage: Depending on the group, hospitalists may work seven-on/seven-off block day shifts, while others have schedules that include a mix of days, evenings and nights, built around requested days off. OhioHealth also has nocturnist opportunities available.

Compensation: Hospitalists enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and, in some cases, student loan repayment options and relocation.

Hospital and local highlights: Named to Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last 10 consecutive years, OhioHealth’s vision is to be an organization where people want to work, physicians want to practice and patients want to go when they need health care services. Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the 15th largest city in the nation. The city offers excellent public and private schools and its zoo, Jack Hanna’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is ranked no. 1 in the nation

OSF Healthcare
Based in: Illinois
Number of hospitalists: Rockford: 14; Bloomington: 6; Peoria: 24; Galesburg: 2
Contact: Tony Matranga, tony.matranga@osfhealthcare.org; 309-683-8351; www.osfhealthcare.org

OSF HealthCare System is an integrated health system headquartered in Peoria, Ill., with acute care hospitals in 11 locations throughout the state. Those locations have a total of more than 1,500 beds, and the largest facility, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, has more than 600 beds. OSF HealthCare also has a physician organization that employs nearly 700 physicians. The system is seeking additional hospitalists because the hospitalist program is experiencing growth in its established services.

Services: Services vary by site, but OSF HealthCare offers a full range of subspecialty support and ancillary services. Two locations— Peoria and Rockford—have an academic affiliation, giving hospitalists an opportunity to get involved in teaching.

Schedule and coverage: Hospitalists work seven-on/seven-off shifts, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Blocks run from Tuesday through Monday so hospitalists don’t have to handle weekend discharges on the first day of their block. Hospitalists work one week of nights per quarter.

Compensation: Hospitalists receive a competitive base salary and bonus structure. Physician employees of OSF HealthCare also receive a full benefits package that features medical, dental, vision coverage, a dollar-for dollar matching 401k and separate 457b plan. Physicians also have access to a financial services plan that provides discounted interest rates for medical student debt.

Local highlights: OSF HealthCare locations are in a variety of mid-major communities near large metropolitan areas. The system’s acute care facilities are located in family-oriented communities with excellent schools.

Palmetto Health USC Medical Group
Based in: Columbia and Sumter, S.C.
Number of hospitalists: 14 in Sumter, 50 in Columbia; recruiting for multiple positions in both locations
Contact: Jillian Huckeba, jillian.huckeba@palmettohealth.org, 803-774-5257 (Sumter); Corbin Ariail, corbin.ariail@palmettohealth.org, 803-296-2183 (Columbia)

The Palmetto Health USC Medical Group is the largest multispecialty, clinically integrated medical group providing the broadest range of health care services in the Midlands region of beautiful South Carolina. Hospitalists in Columbia provide hospitalist services at Palmetto Health Richland, Palmetto Health Baptist, and Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge. Hospitalists in Sumter provide hospitalist services at Palmetto Health Tuomey.

Services: Hospitalists are responsible for ED unassigned coverage, some primary care coverage, subspecialist consultation, ICU coverage, preoperative evaluations, post-op medical management and observation coverage. Procedures are not required.

Schedule and coverage: Palmetto offers flexible scheduling. Hospitalists work 1,976 hours annually or 165 shifts. They perform geographic rounding with NP support.

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, paid medical malpractice, health benefits and a retirement plan. In addition, hospitalists receive a CME stipend, a sign-on bonus and relocation expenses. MGMA benchmarks are used to determine compensation, and hospitalists are eligible after one year for a qualitative bonus.

Local highlights: Columbia is the state capital and a booming metropolitan city; 45 minutes away is Sumter, a family-friendly community offering small-city charm. Columbia and Sumter are both within short drives of both the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.