PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 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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76 S UMMER 2019 live & practice Rapid City, South Dakota In Rapid City, South Dakota, you will find Western hospitality, awe-inspiring national parks and monuments, a surprising lack of traffic jams and no personal income tax. With a population of approximately 75,000, this city has opportunities for arts and culture, family-friendly activities, and of course, outdoor adventures. It serves as the economic and medical hub for the region, and one of the biggest draws for physicians is the fact that it offers great work/life balance. P h Y S I C I A N S W h o W A N T T o experience nature in its full splendor find lots to do in Rapid City. There are lots of surrounding national parks to explore, including the magnificent Badlands National Park. There is also South Dakota's crown jewel, Custer State Park, which is famous for its bison herds, historic sites and lakes. And of course, there is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the iconic landmark that is just 30 minutes outside Rapid City. Whether you are moving to South Dakota or just there for a visit, it is something you have to see. The City of Presidents in downtown Rapid City is also a famed attraction, and will unveil its life-size statue of former President Barack Obama this year. According to Julie Jensen, executive director of the Rapid City Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, you can't find a more family- friendly community than Rapid City. Plus, the destination has "all of the big-city amenities, with a small-town 'Americana' feel." When work calls, nearly 5,000 physicians and other providers head to Regional Health, the area's largest health care system. Through five hospitals and 25 clinics, Regional Health provides care spanning 32 specialties. In January, a new Orthopedic & Specialty Hospital opened that includes space for everything from surgery to massage therapy. Regional Health is currently recruiting for cardiology, endocrinology, family and internal medicine, neurology and more. People from all different backgrounds and demographics are proud to live and work in Rapid City. "City leaders, from our mayor and city council to our chief of police and Native American leaders, along with incredible public servants, deep-rooted philanthropists and our worship community, work daily to create the rich quality of life you'll find in Rapid City," says Jensen. "Neighbors take care of their neighbors; it's just part of our western hospitality." With direct flights to Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Chicago and Charlotte, Now recruiting on Community Health Center of the Black Hills Regional Health VA Black Hills Healthcare System

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