PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2019

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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Page 72 of 83 W INTER 2019 73 live & practice desk," says Meythaler. "My wife loves it. You're close to Nashville, the coast, Atlanta." In addition to Encompass Health, the area also has health care organizations like the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital (which is among the 20 largest hospitals in the country) and St. Vincent's Birmingham (which is operated by health network Ascension). According to Meythaler, physicians often have privileges at more than one hospital, which contributes to a nice sense of familiarity among the medical community. "I know physicians who do part-time at two different hospitals. That was very different from Detroit. [There,] it was as though all other hospital systems are the enemy," he says. Not in Birmingham. Ja m ie B o u t i n , E n co m p a s s H e a lt h Corporation associate director of physician recruitment, says southern hospitality has a lot to do with the collegial atmosphere among doctors. "Physicians connect with physicians coming in," he says. "We're built to be welcoming. All hospitals are kind and nice, but when there's a community where Now recruiting on American Family Care Ascension 57 Community Health Systems 84 Encompass Health Simon Williamson Clinic Tenet Healthcare Veterans Health Administration Vohra Wound Physicians

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