PracticeLink Magazine

Winter 2018

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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PracticeLink.com W INTER 2018 79 live & practice Lead a team that surrounds patients with care. At UnityPoint Clinic, we're recruiting doctors who believe there's strength in unity. Who believe in teamwork and collaboration. And bring out the best in those around them. Doctors whose opinions are sought and are valued. Whose ideas matter. Doctors who want to grow their careers in one of the top 100 places to work in health care*. If that's a career path you're interested in taking, visit practicewithunitypoint.org to find career opportunities in our clinics throughout Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The point of unity is you. ® * According to Becker's Hospital Review For more information: R achel Gusta fson R achel.Gusta fson@un it y point .org (515) 47 1-9770 Visit practicewithunitypoint.org to find career opportunities. anywhere you want to go." Alexander attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, so more moderate temperatures were an appealing draw. Alexander is an internist and psychiatrist. He moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 2003 and started a hospitalist company in the area with a business partner. "At that time, I was going around D.C. after residency building the business," he says. Alexander says it was an era when hospitalist programs were taking off, and his was no exception. "The hospitals feel like they get more value for the dollar, and they're working with a group that's really far ahead of other hospitalist groups. They are getting best of breed and more value for the dollars they invest," says Alexander. It was a good deal for the doctors, too. "My doctors have loved it. It has worked out both ways." In 2014, Alexander reflected on the company's success and started brainstorming how to take it to the next level. It was time to explore having the practice acquired by a larger health care company that could scale and grow the hospitalist group. "We looked at every conceivable option under the sun. To me, the only option was Sound Physicians," a physician-owned hospitalist management health care organization. Says Alexander: "We looked at big groups along the Atlantic and national health systems, and Sound Physicians had the right culture, the right leadership, the right reputation, and all the right structure and tools to sharpen our game and take us to the next level." Sound Physicians acquired Alexander's company and named him Regional Medical Director for the Capital Area. "It's been easily the most important and successful decision I've made; it turned out absolutely wonderful," Alexander says. Says Jill Albach, clinical recruiter for Sound Physicians: "Quality, teamwork, service, integrity and innovation are of paramount importance to Sound Physicians, and they are the cornerstones of each of our programs nationwide." Sound Physicians has a large presence in Rockville, with many of their providers working at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, a 331-bed acute care facility that is part of the Adventist

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