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Western Pennsylvania Infectious Disease Opportunity

The Conemaugh Physician Group is a dynamic and growing multi-specialty integrated group practice and is seeking a Board Certified Infectious Disease physician to practice at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA. Conemaugh Physician Group is a physician driven organization dedicated to providing patients with accessible state-of-the-art medical care in a highly coordinated, efficient and compassionate manner while advancing patient care through research and education. Conemaugh Physician Group has 115+ physicians representing 26 specialties through a network of hospitals, outpatient settings and 40 offices within a five county region of west central Pennsylvania. Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is a physician-led, professionally managed health system with nearly 5,000 dedicated employees who serve more than a half-million patients each year. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the 545-bed flagship hospital of CHS, has been repeatedly recognized for clinical excellence. A highly competitive financial package will be offered to the right physician that includes a strong base salary, sign on bonus, production incentives, relocation expenses and much more.

About the Hospital

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Conemaugh Health System, is the most technologically sophisticated hospital between Pittsburgh and Hershey.

Conemaugh Memorial holds the highest level of care designations for Neonatal Care (Level 3) and Trauma Care (Level 1). Advanced technology includes robotic-assisted surgery, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, fetal echocardiography lab, Phillips Hybrid Operating Room, interventional radiology laboratories and diagnostic imaging.

Conemaugh Memorial is acknowledged by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Hospital for Central Pennsylvania, with recognition for high performance in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Pulmonology. Conemaugh Memorial is also recognized by the American Heart Association with the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award; and recognized by HealthGrades as a distinguished hospital with clinical outcomes among the top 5% in the nation: 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007.

Dedicated to training tomorrow's professionals, Conemaugh Memorial offers educational opportunities including seven medical residency programs and PharmD residency, doctoral psychology internship, School of Nursing, five Allied Health programs, Level 1 Accredited Medical Skills Simulation Lab and non-clinical internship experiences.

The Community

The city of Johnstown is home to high-performing schools and safe, affordable neighborhoods that make working, living and raising a family in west central Pennsylvania special. The region is alive with music and the performing arts including the Johnstown Symphony and the Johnstown Concert Ballet. Opportunities for educational advancement are prevalent including the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Saint Francis University, Mount Aloysius College, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, and Cambria-Rowe Business College. Previously an industrial community, Johnstown was known for 'modernized steel production' producing of millions of tons of steel for railroads, warships, bridges and common nails. Many of the steel industry's greatest advances were forged in Johnstown, including the Bessemer process and the three-high rolling mill. Johnstown gained national attention in May 1889 when the South Fork dam broke causing a devastating flood taking 2,209 lives. In years following the flood, immigrants still arriving in Johnstown brought customs, religions and cuisines of their homelands, all of which contributed to the now heritage-rich character of the city.

Recreation

Hiking, biking and running trails through woods and across streams are prevalent in Johnstown, PA. Four-season recreation is prevalent including winter activities at some of the most acclaimed resorts on the East Coast, and summer fun throughout the community including heritage and craft festivals, and attractions like nearby Idlewild Park & SoakZone, voted Best Children's Park. Johnstown is home to the All-American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament held each summer, the Johnstown Tomahawks - member of the North American Hockey League, the World's Steepest Vehicular Inclined Plane, and interactive museums that celebrate the area's heritage.
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.