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Need Internal Medicine Physician for southern Alabama location

Andalusia Health is looking for a BC/BE internal medicine or internal medicine/pediatrics physician for a hospital-employed practice. A well-established hospitalist program is available for patients needing admission to the hospital. The office on the hospital campus is located only 90 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches off of the Alabama coast. Competitive salary, benefits, relocation assistance, residency stipend, and sign-on bonus are available. Andalusia is a wonderful place to live and practice medicine.

About the Hospital

Andalusia Regional Hospital is an 88 bed Joint Commission-accredited Acute Care Facility that has served the heart of South Alabama since 1966. Offering a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services, the hospital was pleased to take part in the grand opening of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Andalusia. With the addition of both 21st Century Oncology for Radiation Oncology and Sacred Heart Medical Oncology, our patients will not have to travel long distances for oncological care and treatment. As a compliment to this new service, ARH added a valuable diagnostic tool with PET Scan service.

Andalusia Regional Hospital was also awarded a $10,000 grant through the Alabama Department of Public Health in March, 2012. The program links Andalusia Regional Medical staff with stroke specialists using two-way video. This grant also provides a one-year sponsorship of the Get With The Guidelines Stroke quality improvement program with the goal of increasing access to stroke care and improving long-term patient outcomes.

The Community

Andalusia is the county seat and the largest city in Covington County. Located just 32 miles off Interstate 65, Andalusia is easily accessible, whether you fly into one of the Regional Airports or drive in on Alabama Highway 55, U.S. 29 or U.S. 84. The communitys state and regionally accredited school system has an elementary school, middle school and high school. The city school system consistently performs well above the state and national averages on standardized tests and other assessments. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) provides an excellent two-year program for advanced education on a beautiful 152-acre campus. The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, located near Andalusia in the heart of Alabamas timber country, provides unique opportunities for forestry and wildlife research. The city is also the proud home of the famous World Championship Domino Tournament, the Kiwanis Covington County Fair, and the Solon and Martha Dixon Center for the Performing Arts.

Springdale, situated in the heart of Andalusia, on East Three Notch Street, is a large home on approximately four acres that was constructed by John G. Scherf in the early 1930s. Now owned by the City of Andalusia, Springdale is available for event use by the citizens of Andalusia.

Recreation

South Alabama offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Just southwest of Andalusia is the beautiful 83,000-acre Conecuh National Forest that attracts visitors who want to swim, hike, camp, picnic and fish. Blue Lake and Open Pond are both located in the National Forest, which is known for its tall trees, crystal clear spring-fed lakes and clean fresh air. North of Andalusia, the 2,700-acre Gantt Lake and the 700-acre Point A Lake, offer fishing, boating and water sports. Nearby Point A Park has camping and picnicking facilities. For hunters, several nearby wildlife management areas feature an abundance of dove, quail, turkey, duck and deer.

Currently the Department of Leisure Services maintains seven parks (Johnson Park, the Sports Complex, Coleman Pool & Park, Cooper Pool & Park, Robinson Park, Dream Park, and Kirkpatrick Park). There are six tennis courts at LBWCC and 13 ball fields at the Sports Complex and Johnson Park.

The newest addition to Parks and Recreation is the development of The Miracle League Field at the newly renovated Johnson Park. The Miracle League program provides an opportunity for children with mental and/or physical challenges to play baseball. With a specially designed rubber turf field, The Miracle League makes dreams come true for children with special needs.

Andalusia has a variety of service organizations such as Andalusia Junior Womens Club (AJWC), Coterie Club, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Service League, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and Rotary Club. Many fundraisers and events with community participation are held each year from Rotarys World Championship Domino Tournament, AJWCs Three Notch Market, and Red Garter Revue, to Coteries Run for Kids. Monies raised by these events are given back to the community.
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.