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Internal Medicine Opportunity in Southern Louisiana

Acadian Medical Center is looking for an additional Internal Medicine physician in southern Louisiana. Both independent and hospital employed options are available. Due to the need for this specialty, expectations are for the practice to quickly ramp up with a busy volume. The competitive salary and benefit package should ensure the practice has ample cash flow until the practice is self-sustainable. Lucrative financial incentives, including sign on bonus, relocation assistance and student loan repayment are available. There is a choice of convenient office space. The practice can be strictly outpatient, or a mixture of office and inpatient work. A flexible call schedule is available. Become a member of the medical staff of a recently built medical center and practice in a location which is wonderful place to live and practice medicine.

About the Hospital

The all new Acadian Medical Center, a campus of Mercy Regional Medical Center, is a 52-bed acute-care, 100,000 square-foot medical facility with a primary service area of over 25,000 people. This new state-of-the-art hospital is located right next to the recently completed 40,000-square-foot Eunice Physicians Plaza. Acadian Medical Center features all private rooms with private baths and has a 24-hr. physician-staffed Emergency Room and provides a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services: ICU, Physical Therapy, OB/GYN, Pharmacy, Laboratory Services, Urology, ENT, Dietary, Pediatrics, Social Services and Respiratory. Radiology Services include MRI, Nuclear Medicine and CT. Medical staff specialties include OB/GYN, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Family Practice, Nephrology, ENT, Urology, Radiology, Podiatry, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, plus General Surgery.

The Community

Eunice is a community well known for its Cajun heritage and tradition. Every year the city hosts the Cajun Folklife Festival as well as a crawfish etouffee cook-off. On Mardi Gras, it hosts a traditional Courir de Mardi Gras. Eunice is proud to be home to the Jean Lafitte Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, which features exhibits, indoor displays and hands-on craft and musical teaching workshops. The Liberty Center for the Performing Arts is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been included in the Great American Movie Theatres Preservation Press Guide published by the Smithsonian. Louisiana State University-Eunice offers a variety of course offerings, an excellent Nursing School and many other business related programs. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is located just 40 miles away. The Eunice Public School District has four elementary schools and a junior and senior high school. There is also a private Catholic elementary school and high school.

Recreation

The great Atchafalaya Basin Wildlife Area is one of the great ecological wonders of the United States. The basin, which abounds in all types of wildlife and extends north from Morgan City to past Lafayette, is a maze of lakes, bayous, ponds and cypress swamps. Popular with anglers from all parts of Louisiana, the basin supports all of the freshwater fish of the South: largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Avid birders and photographers may spot over 300 known species of birds. Chicot State Park features nearly 6,000 acres of rolling woodlands surrounded by a 2,000-acre artificial lake. Families can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, camping, picnicking, hiking and more. The town of Eunice has six tennis courts, 11 ball parks, two swimming pools, two covered pavilions, two playgrounds, three picnic areas with covered tables, a walking trail and lake, a city lake and golf course.
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.