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UPMC Pinnacle

November 2018

Published in the November 2018 issue of Today’s Hospitalist 

Based in: South central Pennsylvania (Harrisburg area)
Number of hospitalists: 60 physicians, 40 advanced practice clinicians
Number of hospitals covered: 8
Contact: Steven Lilie, MD (stlilie@pinnaclehealth.org); Shannon Schwalm (sschwalm@pinnaclehealth.org); upmcpinnacle.com

UPMC Pinnacle is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. More than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals and approximately 11,000 employees serve a 10-county area at outpatient facilities and eight acute-care hospitals with 1,360 licensed beds.

Group highlights: The hospitalist group regularly engages in quality-improvement efforts. Recent initiatives have led to the creation of a new inpatient CHF team, marked improvements in COPD and sepsis care over the past year, and the transition to a new EMR system. The hospitalist team is led by an overall medical director and site directors/team leaders at all sites.

Schedule and coverage: Most hospitalist groups work block schedules of seven-on/ seven-off in 12-hour shifts, but the group offers flexibility with popular hybrid schedules that offer a mix of day and night shifts. UPMC Pinnacle hospitalists see an average of 14 to 16 daily patient encounters and have excellent PA and NP support. 

Benefits: Hospitalists receive a highly competitive salary with incentive bonus plus a rich benefits package that includes malpractice coverage and a retirement plan. Relocation allowance is available.

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