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HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE OPPORTUNITY

SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

Enjoy living in a city judged by Money Magazine as the best place to live in America for its quality of life, and in a state with NO STATE INCOME TAX and one of the LOWEST MALPRACTICE INSURANCE COSTS in the US. This is an opportunity you will want to consider! Please contact Ann Burns, Director Physician Recruitment

AVERA MEDICAL GROUP PALLIATIVE CARE

Avera Medical Group Palliative Care is seeking a fellowship trainedphysician who is board eligible or board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine for a fulltime position at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center. Avera McKennan is a 545-bed tertiary referral centerin Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The physician will join a group of two other physicians providing Palliative Care.
Avera McKennan Hospice is a 16-bed free-standing facility that is Medicare approved and JCAHO accredited.Christian-based caring and support for people with a terminal illness and their families is provided for all patients regardless of ability to pay. We have a commitment to helping people during the final stage of life's journey, providing care in the warmth and comfort of their chosen environment surrounded by family and friends. The Hospice team includesPhysician, Hospice Nurse, Social Worker, Chaplain, Pharmacist, Dietitian, Home Care Aides/Homemakers, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Volunteers.

AVERA HEALTH SYSTEM

Avera McKennan is a member of Avera Health, a regional family of more than 300 healthcare facilities in the five-state region of SD, MN, IA, NE and ND. With over 13,000 employees, Avera Health serves over half a million individuals each year at facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation, and a commitment to meeting the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of all patients.

AVERA MCKENNAN HOSPITAL & UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER

Avera McKennan is a 545-bed, non-profit, Catholic facility and the regional referral center for the Avera Health System and surrounding five-state area. The referral area includes South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. Our Careflight helicopter, ground and fixed wing aircraft transport patients from a service area with a population of 800,000 to our Level II Trauma Center. With over 600 physicians on staff in all specialties and 5,000 employees, the hospital offers a full range of services including the region's only kidney, pancreas, and bone marrow transplant program. Avera McKennan is a designated Magnet Hospital and a Healthgrades Distinguished Clinical Hospital.

Ranked #3 as Best Places to Practice for physicians by MedScapes

As South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls is consistently ranked among America's top places to live. With a metro-area population of 243,900, Sioux Falls benefits from safe streets, excellent schools, low unemployment and no state income tax, to offer a superb quality of life.

With one of the Midwest's most dynamic and diverse business environments, Sioux Falls is home to industry-leading companies in agribusiness, financial services, healthcare and tourism. Sioux Falls is regularly ranked in Forbes magazine's Best Small Places for Business and Careers.

Sioux Falls also boasts a low cost of living compared to other Midwestern cities.

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As the urban center
Avera Medical Group is an integrated physicians' network of Avera Health. Strength of 300 locations in 100 communities in the five-state region of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and North Dakota.

A medical group of over 950 professionals providing focused patient care.

Facilities known for medical excellence, technological innovation and a commitment to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of all patients.

Avera Medical Group provides hometown care through physicians and allied health professionals who are connected to the technology resources of Avera. Total EMR for longitudinal care. Avera eCARE leverages interactive video and computer technology to extend specialty services through eICU, eEmergency, eConsult, ePharmacy, ePrescribing, eStroke, eSenior Care, eTransfer and eHospitalist.

Avera Medical Group is aligning physicians and leaders through Services Lines to provide the highest quality care in the most efficient way to patients across the region.

Supports high quality care and care delivery models that improve patient outcomes, increase patient and physician satisfaction in an integrated care delivery system.

Physicians employed by Avera Medical Group receive generous benefit packages that may include loan forgiveness.