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Raleigh General Hospital is seeking an orthopedic surgeon to join an established employed practice in Beckley, WV. The practice will be conveniently located across the street from the hospital affording easy patient access to a variety of diagnostic ancillary services. The growing demand for orthopedic services within the community is commonly associated with the aging population, recreational and sports-related accidents, and blunt force trauma from ATV and motor vehicular accidents. Exceptional opportunity to grow busy practice quickly performing total joints in addition to the bread and butter cases. Call coverage is 1:3. An 18 million dollar OR renovation includes latest equipment and spacious rooms (8 OR's) with blocked time available. The hospital is a full service acute care facility with all specialties offered with the exception of neurosurgery, transplant surgery and open-heart surgery. There is a robust hospitalists program that has been in place for 8 years with 6 hospitalists. Raleigh General is one of the busiest level III trauma centers in the country with about 50,000 ED visits per year. Expect a generous compensation package with full benefits that include health, dental, vision, LTD, STD, 401k, paid vacation, relocation, sign on bonus, with student loan assistance and medical education stipend considered. Beckley is only one hour from the capital city of Charleston and boasts a wide variety of dining options, outdoor activities and golf course community living typically found in larger cities. White water rafting, hiking, biking, rock climbing and national and state parks right in its backyard. Beckley is an ideal place to live with a low crime rate, great school systems and numerous entertainment options.

About the Hospital

Raleigh General Hospital, southern West Virginias leading medical center, has served the city of Beckley and surrounding counties since 1921. The hospital offers a full range of services including Trauma, OB, Advanced Imaging Services, Lithotripsy, Cardiac Catheterization, Oncology, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, we offer the following surgical services: General, Orthopedic, Vascular, Spinal, Gyn, ENT and Podiatric. Each year, the hospital admits 12,000 patients, delivers 1,650 babies and treats nearly 50,000 people in its Emergency Department. Approximately 6,000 inpatient surgeries, 7,300 outpatient surgeries and 6,000 endoscopies are performed annually.

Other services include a Comprehensive Community Education Program, Partners in Education, Senior Friends Program, Health Focus Seminars, Life Skills (Diabetes) Support Groups and Childbirth Classes.

The Community

Beckley is the largest city in southern West Virginia. Interstates I-77 and I-64 converge at Beckley with the U.S. Route 19 (US-19) expressway also serving the area.

Beckley is located approximately 25 miles south of Fayetteville, WV; 50 miles west of Lewisburg, WV; 50 miles north of Bluefield, WV; and 55 miles southeast of Charleston, WV. Beckley-Raleigh County is the hub for retail facilities, financial resources and medical services for southern West Virginia, serving a market area of seven counties. Tamarack, the states premier showcase for fine arts, handcrafts and Appalachian cuisine, is located in Beckley. The Appalachian Festival is a four-day, citywide celebration that takes place during the third week of August each year. The Cliffside Amphitheater at Grandview has produced two of the worlds most captivating outdoor dramas for more than 40 years: Honey in the Rock, the nations oldest Civil War Drama, and the Hatfields and McCoys.

Recreation

Wild, wonderful West Virginia is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Thousands of tourists visit southern West Virginia each year to challenge the whitewater of the New, Gauley and Greenbrier Rivers. Twenty-two guide companies operate on the rivers. New River Gorge, the states most popular outdoor recreation destination, is located just minutes from Beckley. It features the New River Gorge Bridge, the worlds longest single arch steel span bridge and the second highest bridge in the United States. This part of West Virginia is a skiers wonderland. Winterplace Ski Resort, for example, features 27 trails. Rock climbing on the monolithic cliffs that line the edges of the New River Gorge is also popular. For golfers, there are 17 courses within an hours drive including three at the world-famous Greenbrier. Hunting is a way of life here: black bear, turkey, whitetail deer, squirrel, grouse, bobwhite, cottontail rabbit, mink, fisher, beaver, bobcat, woodchuck, weasel, and red and grey fox. You can also fish for trout, bass, bluegill, muskie, catfish and walleye. There are hundreds of wooded trails for the hiker, and one of the largest limestone regions in the east attracts caving enthusiasts from across the country.
With over 70 hospitals in 22 states, LifePoint Health, a noted industry leader, offers very competitive financial packages to help physicians begin and grow successful practices. In addition to a generous salary or income guarantee, other incentives may include sign-on bonuses, medical education debt repayment, monthly stipend payments while you are still in training, relocation, marketing and practice start-up assistance. Practice models may vary depending on the market but usually include employment, group practice, partnerships and new practice start-ups. In December 2011, LifePoint became one of only 26 organizations in the country chosen by the Department of Health and Human Services to be a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) in the Partnership for Patients initiative, a nationwide public-private collaboration to improve the quality, safety and affordability of healthcare for all Americans. As a result, LifePoint received funding from 2012-2014 to support additional resources for our quality and patient safety programsalongside our HEN partner, Duke University Health System and Duke Patient Safety Center. The LifePoint HEN was among the top performing HENs in the country in adopting evidence-based best practices to build a culture of safety, reduce healthcare-acquired conditions, and reduce readmissions. Together, we remain unified in striving to achieve our mission of Making Communities Healthier. Come practice where you are needed and appreciated.