PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Top 5 Reasons to practice in Glens Falls Top physicians. The Glens Falls Hospital Medical Staff has more than 300 affiliated physicians and more than 100 affiliated physician extenders providing a full spectrum of care. Outstanding staff. The teamwork between physicians, nursing, and support staff is evident in their commitment to excellence. Excellent facilities. Glens Falls Hospital is the largest hospital between Albany, NY and Montreal, Canada and operates an advanced health care delivery system that serves a massive 6,000-square-mile region of the southern Adirondacks. 24 regional facilities, including 8 specialty practices and 10 primary care centers, provide a vast array of patient-centered services. Passionate leadership. There is strong collaboration between hospital and physician, a culture focused on quality, and a workplace environment marked by a spirit of teamwork and continuous improvement. Amazing quality of life. Glens Falls is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, between Saratoga Springs and Lake George — among the nation's premier vacation destinations. Now recruiting! See our openings on p. 10–11. Contact Antoinetta Backus, abackus@glensfallshosp.org, (518) 926-1946. Learn more at glensfallshospital.org. PracticeLink.com S u MM e R 2017 75 friends. He was very familiar with the area, so it wasn't too hard of a sell. Backus invited Mason for an interview, and she showed his wife around the town. Today, Mason is a hematologist at Glens Falls Hospital. He enjoys living with his wife and infant son in New York's Adirondack Region. "I love that there are things to do in all four seasons," he raves. "We love to be outdoors. We love to ski. In fall and spring, the leaves change, which is beautiful. There is hiking and mountain biking. There are a lot of great restaurants, and there is a lot of culture." Mason also enjoys seeing the New York Philharmonic during the orchestra's annual residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, an outdoor amphitheater in Saratoga Springs. Outsiders don't always realize the area has so many offerings. Backus says, "When folks ask me about the size of Glens Falls — depending on where they are coming from — they may think it's rural. But everything is here that you need. You can be as busy as you want or as quiet as you want." The same cou ld be said for Glens Falls Hospital. Physicians can find work-life balance while accelerating their careers. "It's a 410-bed hospital," says Backus. "We have 570 physicians and advanced providers on staff. Every specialty is represented: orthopedics, surgical and labor and delivery, to name a few. We have a busy e R. Our staff is stable. People have been here many, many years. Our staff is so stable. There is very little turnover." The hospital's work-life balance and the area's high quality of life

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