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FALL 2014

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24 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 Career Move | Surgery center Continued from page 22 for them. The nurses and techs were handpicked and were focused on us. It became not only an incredible place to work but also incredibly efficient. We raised the morale of surgeons and it was less than half the price of the hospital for many surgical cases our patients needed. As a result, we were able to lighten the financial responsibility on our patients. That augmented our practice. Was that your frst experience with opening a surgery center? Yes. I bought it and basically it was "baptism by fire." At the time I purchased it, I was also taking a bunch of business classes simultaneously while trying to run the place. I wouldn't say learning the business was easy, but I had the skeleton to put the knowledge in from already being a surgeon. I learned a lot about finance, particularly cash flow, cash management, revenue cycle management and purchasing cycle management. Basically, those categories were the most important for me to learn. It was a tough five months, but after buying it, we were profitable within three months and were making substantial distributions soon thereafter. What did you like best about opening a surgery center? There were two things, and I can't decide which one I liked the most. First, I got a really great feeling from the other surgeons whose lives and careers were greatly improved. Second was opening the door to reducing costs for my patients. I still get letters all the time about how great the care is and how great my surgical facilities are. They appreciate the centers' affordability and don't understand why a hospital can't match this type of quality. It makes me feel good because we have to make this system better and make health care better. It's through affordability and transparency that we can achieve this goal. We make our costs extremely transparent so our patients know exactly what to expect. Te Weather Is Beautiful. Wish You Were (Practicing) Here. BayCareMedicalGroup.org BC1403681_0814 n Breast surgery n Cardiothoracic surgery n Interventional cardiology n Noninvasive cardiology n Family medicine outpatient n Gastroenterology n General surgery n General thoracic surgery n Internal medicine outpatient n Obstetrics/gynecology n Neurosurgery n Gynecology/oncology n Hematology/oncology n Hospitalist and nocturnist n Otolaryngology n Pediatrics n Pediatric hematology/ oncology n Pediatric surgery n Rheumatology n Urgent care Email your CV: BMGProviderRecruitment @BayCare.org To learn more about rewarding physician opportunities: (813) 321-6625 Life's too short to practice medicine just anywhere. An inviting career opportunity awaits you with BayCare Medical Group, part of BayCare Health System, a leading and dynamic multihospital Florida health care organization on the west central Gulf coast. We are offering opportunities in: YOU WILL LOVE YOUR CAREER WITH SOUND PHYSICIANS POST-ACUTE CARE SERVICES Sound Physicians practces in an expansive range of facility types including acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilites, nursing homes, assisted living facilites and longterm acute care hospitals. This enables Sound Physicians post-acute practtoners to provide a true contnuum of care to our patents alongside our facility partners. A safe and efectve transiton of care for each discharged patent, from inpatent services to primary care is a goal central to Sound Physicians' Post-Acute Service Line. Internal Medicine | Family Medicine Geriatrics | NPs: Family & Adult Medicine CONTACT INFORMATION Gwen Stnson, Sr. Recruitment Consultant 253.682.6067 | gstnson@soundphysicians.com postacute@soundphysicians.com Visit us as www.soundphysicians.com SEEKING THESE SPECIALTIES: Multple Locatons Natonwide! Find your dream practice—and enter to win a GoPro camera— at PracticeLink.com/Win WIN

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