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Georgia Medical Group Seeks Gastroenterologist

St. Francis Medical Group is seeking one additional Gastroenterologist to join its very busy practice. The group is expanding to meet increasing patient volume. St. Francis Medical Group physicians are employed by St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. The gastroenterologist will be provided a strong financial package that includes competitive base salary, production incentives, full benefits and much more. The new provider with share call equally with the current providers providing a one in five call schedule. Ideal candidates would have EUS experience but it is not required. This is an excellent opportunity to have a busy practice in a community that the whole family will enjoy.

About the Hospital

Founded in 1950, St. Francis is a community hospital in Columbus, Georgia. What began as a 154-bed hospital is now a 376-bed facility employing more than 2,700 employees and 300 physicians. In addition to a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, St. Francis offers the only open heart surgery program in the area.

Since the first patient was admitted in 1950, St. Francis has fervently served the community and region, providing outstanding, compassionate care from one generation to the next. Recognized as the area's finest health care provider, St. Francis continues to reach for the highest standards in quality and safety to offer its patients the best possible care.

In 2011, the hospital broke ground on its largest expansion project. Two years later, the St. Francis Heart Hospital and the Sue Marie Turner Women's Hospital opened, the latter of which brought obstetrical services back to the hospital. For more information, visit www.wecareforlife.com.

The Community

Situated at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus is Georgia's third largest city. Just 90 miles south of Atlanta, Columbus offers residents and visitors the amenities of a big city with the charm and hospitality of a small southern town. Residents and visitors can ride the rapids on the Chattahoochee River, fly to the moon and back at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, or unwind in the southern hospitality. Or, guests can meet family and friends at the Riverwalk, in Uptown or at any one of the city's fabulous eateries.

Recreation

Once Georgia's last frontier outpost, now it's third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. Between its rich history, theatre, arts, outdoors activities and sports -- Columbus has something for everyone. Visitors can check out local theatre and arts scene, visit the National Infantry Museum, or head outdoors for some whitewater fun. On the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Columbus is home to the longest urban whitewater course in the world.
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.