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$50K Sign-On Bonus-Gastro Need in Lake Havasu, AZ

Havasu Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is seeking a BC/BE Gastroenterologist in northwest resort area of Arizona. The hospital has 171 beds and will provide an excellent income guarantee along with practice management consulting services, relocation reimbursement, and up to $50K in sign-on. Physician will be very welcomed in the community with flexible call. There is one very busy GI in town currently. Office space available within walking distance to the hospital. There are 8 surgery suites and 2 endoscopy suites. There is a very large referral base (120 active medical staff members), including primary and secondary markets.

About the Hospital

Havasu Regional Medical Center is a Medicare-certified, Joint Commission-accredited, 181-bed acute care facility providing 24-hour emergency service with full-time emergency physicians on duty. It is a state-certified ALS Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers, fire department paramedics and ambulance personnel. It is also a state certified Level IV trauma center. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines and the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital is an active medical service component of the facility. More than 100 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross section of specialty areas.

The Community

Home to the world-famous, transplanted London Bridge, Lake Havasu City is a growing community of some 50,000 full-time residents. Winter visitors add another 15-20,000 seasonal residents between October and April. Located on the Colorado River, Lake Havasu City offers the charm and quality of life of a small community, with easy access to amenities offered by the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The climate of the low desert features average winter temperatures in the low 60s, to dry warm 100s in the summer. With five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a total enrollment of over 6,000 students, Lake Havasu Unified School District offers a rigorous academic program for all students, including programs for gifted, talented, special education and remedial students. Lake Havasu students consistently outperform the county, state and nation in national norm-referenced tests. Pre-schools, private schools and charter schools are also available in Lake Havasu City. Mohave Community College operates a full campus in Lake Havasu City with more than 2,000 students and offers specialized training for specific industries, including a comprehensive nursing program. And thanks to an agreement between Northern Arizona University and community colleges throughout the state, students have the opportunity to obtain a bachelors or masters degree without leaving the area.

Recreation

Lake Havasu is a 45- mile long water recreation paradise featuring boating, fishing, water skiing and a variety of choices for relaxation. Both city and state parks offer full-service marina facilities. Lake Havasu City has an impressive recreation department that maintains an outstanding indoor aquatic activities center, community center and many neighborhood parks. Organized sports are offered to all age groups throughout the year. Golfers enjoy three 18-hole championship courses or may play either of two executive courses, all of which are open to the public. Cultural life flourishes, too, with such groups as the MCC Performing Arts Series, Community Orchestra and Community Choir, Havasu Art Guild and a community theatre group.
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.