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Upper Penisula of Michigan General Surgery

An excellent opportunity is presently available to join group of four general surgeons that is seeking to expand their practice. The group provides surgical services to a growing population base and privileged at UP Health System - Marquette. The practice is expanding to meet the increase in patient volume. A highly competitive financial package will be offered to the right provider.

About the Hospital

UP Health System - Marquette is a federally-designated Regional Referral Center for Michigans Upper Peninsula (UP). UP Health System - Marquette is a Level II Trauma Center, as verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The Joint Commission awarded the hospital the Gold Seal of Approval for its Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan gave UP Health System - Marquette its Blue Distinction for Spine Surgery in 2010. In oncology, UP Health System - Marquette has been granted designated by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

As a 307-bed specialty care hospital, UP Health System - Marquette receives patients from across the UP and provides care in 65 specialties and subspecialties. Its medical staff of more than 200 doctors works as a team with its 1,800 employees in caring for approximately 9,000 inpatients and more than 350,000 outpatients per year.

UP Health System - Marquettes major services include its Heart Institute, Cancer Center, Brain & Spine Center, Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health, Digestive Health, Weight Loss Center and Womens & Childrens Center. The hospital also provides the regions premier services in imaging, surgery and laboratory and is home to the UP Telehealth Network, a leading telehealth network in the nation.
UP Health System - Marquette also services many of the communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with 42 primary and specialty care clinics spread throughout the region.

As a teaching hospital, UP Health System - Marquette has numerous affiliations with universities and community colleges throughout the state and the Midwest training medical students, family medicine residents, Pharm.D. pharmacists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, nurse anesthetists, radiographers, surgical technicians and dietitians. Through its collaboration with Northern Michigan University, UP Health System - Marquette also is part of the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center, which is conducting primary research on the formation of brain tumors.

The Community

The City of Marquette is located in the central region of Michigans Upper Peninsula. With a population of 21,335, it is the UPs largest community. In addition to being a population center, it serves as the regional center for education, healthcare, recreation and retail offering amazing arts and culture opportunities, stellar schools. Marquette also is the home of Northern Michigan University, housing the nations only Olympic Education Center.

Residents of the City of Marquette have long appreciated their communitys abundant natural beauty, unique climate and the high quality of life that is enjoyed here. A strong commitment by both city leaders and active community members has helped Marquette to become one of the nations premier cities. Our national recognition includes being named one of Americas Most Livable Communities by Partners for Livable Communities in 2004, involvement in Michigans Cool Cities initiative, and receipt of the All-American City award by the National Civic League in 2003. Forbes also named Marquette the Third Best City in America to Raise a Family in 2010, and, most recently, Marquette was named one of the top micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine in March 2011.

Recreation

Water sports and skiing can be enjoyed only 15 minutes from the hospital, and family activities are available throughout the year. Marquette County has 85 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and several Nordic skiing events. In addition, Bike magazine declared Marquette the number two city in America for Biking and Living in its June 2001 issue.
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.