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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St. Joseph Healthcare St. Joseph Hospital A Member of Covenant Health CONTACT LISA TODAY lisa_cramm@covenanthealth.net 207-907-3472 St. Joseph Healthcare offers an environment where professional growth and development are assigned the highest priority. We offer a generous wage and benefits package to encourage members of our team to advance to levels of expertise while concurrently supporting our clearly defined mission, vision and values. We have an impressive history of community involvement and are proud of our commitment to achieving the highest quality of individualized care. We are located in the beautiful state of Maine where you can experience all four seasons and enjoy endless hours of outdoor activities in our pristine and stress-free playground. Folks come from all over the world to visit our many parks, beaches and mountains all year round. But, why vacation here when you can live and work here? FULL TIME OPENINGS Emergency Medicine Physician General Gastroenterologist with ECRP Internal Medicine Group (Ambulatory only practice) 360 Broadway • Bangor, Maine • stjoeshealing.org Looking for a new opportunity? PracticeLink.com S u MM e R 2017 79 live & practice a holiday card. Part of Bangor's allure is its beautiful landscapes, as well as the many outdoor activities provided by nearby Hermon Mountain, skiing areas and the Penobscot River. Top talent is attracted to the area in part for the rural beauty and in part for the interesting challenges that come with a large service area. W H e N Jo NA t HAN Woo D , M.D., was looking for a new position, he had a choice between pursuing a job at a freestanding children's hospital or looking for one at a smaller hospital with no intensivist program. He found a happy medium in Eastern Maine Medical Center, a 411- bed hospital with a tertiary pediatric center, where he is the senior lead physician for pediatrics. "We are the only tertiary pediatric offering in the northern two thirds of the state," says Wood. "I've been supported in trying to grow the inpatient services and some of the outpatient services so that we can genuinely say we're a full-service institution with few pointed exceptions" Wood attended Yale for his undergraduate degree in history. He taught high school for three years before attending Dartmouth for medical school. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, then worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. "W hen I was at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, we were looking to change our location, so I was looking at a bunch of different jobs," Wood says. He didn't have specific criteria in mind. Rather, he wanted to see what was available somewhat locally. Eastern Maine Medical Center appealed to him for its pediatric offerings, and Bangor appealed to him as a place for him and his wife to raise their four children. "It was a very welcoming place. When we moved here, I had a fifth grader, two eighth graders and a sophomore in high school. It was striking how welcomed they felt. It's really been great. In my 15th year, my kids are all out and about, but some of them talk about coming back to Maine to live." Kerrie Tripp, executive director of

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