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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Page 82 of 87 S u MM e R 2017 83 live & practice Now recruiting at Alaska Native Medical Center Chenega Corporation Community Health Sytems 12 , 88 HCA – Alaska Regional Hospital Providence St. Joseph Health Southcentral Foundation 82 Sterling Medical Corp. Universal Health Services, Inc. Vera Whole Health Veterans Health Administration Fourteen miles from downtown, a star lights up the Chugach Mountains—an Anchorage holiday tradition since 1958. the draw. "Anchorage is a wonderful, large- small town. It's a cliché, but if you do really enjoy four-season recreation, you'll love it here," says Costanzo. Outdoors enthusiasts will never be bored in Anchorage. Hartman says, "Anchorage is an extraordinary place if you like the outdoors and trails. It's an incredible trail city. It has everything people would want for urban amenities like good coffee, music, restaurants and brewpubs." But while there's plenty to do in Anchorage, it's not always go, go, go. Julie Saupe, president and C eo of Visit Anchorage, says, "We are the city for Alaska, but still we are not fast-paced at all. People get things done, but we're relaxed as a community. We are a community of relaxed doers. I think that's the main thing to know beforehand, before coming to Anchorage." She adds that the weather shouldn't deter prospective residents. "In southcentral Alaska, we are surrounded by water, so we don't get the extreme temperatures on the warm side and the cold side," she explains. "Winter shouldn't be intimidating." The advantage of Anchorage, according to Saupe, is "a combination of the scenic beauty and the outdoor opportunities." She explains, "They go hand-in-hand. We have amazing hiking in the summertime and amazing skiing in the winter. It's an outdoorsman's paradise." Hartman falls into that category. "I am a climber — winter and summer," he says. "My family and I go skiing quite a bit. We do trail running, and we are big on mountain biking. This is an incredible city for single- track mountain biking. There are a lot of boating opportunities — limitless boating opportunities." When the snow melts, Alaskans leave the extra layers of clothing at home and enjoy other warm weather activities. "In the summer, my family and I do a lot of camping in the national parks," says Hartman. Saupe agrees that there are plenty of outdoor activities. She says, "You can hike on a glacier. You can go whale-watching. If you want to go fishing, we have world-class fishing within an hour of Anchorage. I have lived here since 1990. Every day, I drive home and look at the mountains and think, Wow, this is a beautiful place. It's in your face every day. You can't forget that you live in a place of vast wilderness." ● Win! Find your next practice—and enter to win a $500 gift card—at

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