PracticeLink Magazine

SUM 2018

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80 S UMMER 2018 live & practice an academic center because that felt like home." They found Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and as Sowden says, "It's been perfect." "This place is so unique," she says. "It's this small New England ski town with a massive medical hub. At the same time, you have all the amenities of a city here because of Dartmouth College. You have Division I athletics, a million festivals, events and theater." Professionally, Sowden has found Dartmouth- Hitchcock to be a perfect fit. "My colleagues are incredibly smart and capable physicians, but they are also very grounded and down-to-earth, kind people. It's fun to be able to collaborate in such an intellectually stimulating yet warm environment," she says. "I also work with medical students, and it's important to me to combine that. It's open and engaging, rather than that pressure cooker feeling." "It's very collegial, very respectful," agrees Kyle R. Hayman, manager of talent acquisition for clinical operations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. "People work well together. We are trying to achieve the healthiest population possible and essentially transform health care not only in our region, but ultimately setting the standard for our nation." The 396-bed academic medical center is the hub of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system, which includes four affiliate hospitals and 14 ambulatory clinics spread between New Hampshire and Vermont. With a network of 1,135 physicians and 10,000 employees, the hospital network serves around 1.9 million patients across the upper northeast. In 2016, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was named one of "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker's Hospital Review. Innovative facilities include the Williamson Translational Research Building, which accelerates lab research into patient care, and the Center for Surgical Innovation, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to improving surgical procedures. "We have an MRI and CG machine that is able to move in and out of our operating room," says Hayman. "For surgeries that are really delicate, that can make the difference between restoring someone's ability or causing permanent disability. It's curing cancer versus missing a bit of a tumor. It's priceless to the individual patient." Right now, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has recruiting needs in virtually every area, according to Hayman, citing primary care, psychiatry, dermatology and neurology as acute needs. As for what would entice someone to live and work in the Upper Valley, there is no shortage of reasons. "If you like to downhill ski, cross-country ski, hike or camp, this is the place. We have lakes and rivers if you like to boat or kayak or row," says Hayman. "I also hone in on our location; we're just a couple hours from a handful of larger cities. It's nice to be in a small, safe community with fantastic public schools and activities for children, and also be able to drive an hour or two and experience a big city for a night or the weekend." The Lebanon area may also be attractive for physicians whose partners may be looking for employment, as the city is a hub for business. Though the resident population is 13,500, the daytime population, due to commuters and shoppers, is over 50,000. According to Rob Taylor, executive director of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, many of the region's flourishing companies can "trace their lineage back to the college or the hospital." Lebanon is also home to miles of scenic trails, as well as the "Northern Rail Trail," which is built on the former railroad bed between Lebanon and Concord, New Hampshire. "We have many recreational opportunities, from boating and cycling in warm months to skiing and skating in the cold months," says Taylor. "The nature of this area was the biggest attraction," Sowden adds. "Everything we read said this was one of the greatest places to raise kids. It really rang true. My kids have the life I wish I had. Don't get me wrong, my childhood was good, but theirs is just awesome. This winter, they are skiing every weekend. They're little ski stars already at age 5." Fort Lauderdale, Florida I N Fo R t lA u D e RDA le, R e SID e N t S e N jo Y MI le S of sand and ocean and great weather year-round. Gaining a reputation as a "mini Miami" because of its sophisticated, welcoming culture, this city of 2 million knows how to enjoy life and all the area has to offer. Physicians will discover diverse patient populations here, not just the significant Medicare demographic. Adam Lessne, M.D., has been a physician at Gastro Health in Fort Lauderdale for a year and a half— a

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