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Offering insight into the physician job search process as well as how to attract physicians who will fit, succeed, and stay.

Five Ways Physicians Can Improve Their Job Satisfaction

Increase Physician Job Satisfaction
Is your career as a physician becoming less satisfying?  Ranked as one of the most trusted professions, some doctors today are not feeling the love.  According to a 2018 Medscape survey, more than 50% of doctors are feeling the negative impacts of a stressful working environment.  If you are one ... Read More
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2019 Physician Job Search Outlook

2019 Physician Job Search Outlook
Let’s look at the 2019 Hiring Outlook for Physicians.  With 2019 right around the corner, is it the perfect time to start planning to change jobs, retire early, get out of private practice, etc.? Here are several things for doctors to consider for 2019. Escape From the City We all ... Read More
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2019 Outlook for Hiring Physicians

Physician Hiring Outlook
For several years, reports of the ongoing physician shortage have dominated the headlines.  To give healthcare leaders the comprehensive information they need to invest and adjust to the physician shortage, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) began publishing physician supply and demand reports in 2015.  The most recent update ... Read More

Five Reasons Why Doctors Search For a New Job

5 Reasons Doctors Search for a New Jobs
If you pay any attention at all to the stock market or financial news, you already know that the economy is booming and the outlook for jobs is better than it has been in decades.  The same can be said for physicians, as the healthcare industry is grappling with filling ... Read More

Lifting the Regulatory Burden on Physicians

Reducing Physician Regulatory Burden
The regulatory burden on physicians and others on the front lines of healthcare is intensifying. A new, comprehensive study echoes growing frustration with the amount of time providers spend pushing paper rather than treating patients. According to the Medical Group Management Association’s 2018 Survey, an overwhelming 86% of respondents reported ... Read More

The Challenges of Urban Physician Recruitment

Meeting Urban Recruitment Challenges
While the expansion of community-based facilities is a welcome development for inner cities and rural settings where most are located, it is not without challenges.  The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) reports that 95% of health centers have a clinical vacancy and 70% are reporting a physician vacancy.  ... Read More

How to Create a Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment

Cultural Blueprint for Physician Recruitment Success
Culture is defined as “values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that employees share and exhibit on a daily basis in their work and in the community”. And, lack of cultural fit is among the top reasons physicians leave a practice – even more than compensation. Many practice executives and recruiters can ... Read More
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Culture and Physician Retention

How Culture Affects Physician Retention
Imagine a workplace where medical professionals at all levels are highly respectful. Too many hospitals today are losing valued physicians due to toxic environments. A recent study estimates that “for hospital medicine, the overall cost of turnover is probably at least $400,000 per provider and could easily be $600,000 or ... Read More
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What to Know When Recruiting Residents – Medscape Takeaways

Recruit Residents - Medscape Takeaways
Life as a resident is challenging for many reasons. Long hours and low pay, it’s a balancing act of simultaneously being learners and medical care providers. If that wasn’t enough, they are also job-seekers. By the beginning of their second year (if not before) they will begin exploring and making ... Read More
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Focus On Culture To Build the Perfect Team

Focus on Culture for the Best Physician Team
Are you having staffing issues and problems with turnover?  Does the cost of constantly recruiting physicians get brought up at every meeting?  If either of these situations sound familiar, your organization might have a culture problem. There is a growing amount of discussion regarding culture and fit, and how physicians ... Read More

The Link Between Physician Burnout and Cultural Fit

Physician Burnout and Cultural Fit
Physicians today are suffering the effects of burnout at higher rates than ever before.  If someone were to make an assumption about what is causing physician dissatisfaction and burnout, compensation might be at the top of your list, but you would be incorrect. According to the Medscape National Physician Burnout & ... Read More

Community Health Center Physician Recruitment Checklist

reviewing the physician recruitment checklist
The growing demand for affordable primary care, especially among underserved patient populations, has fueled the need for innovative solutions to the most pressing health care issues. National Health Centers Week raises awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers to reach beyond the walls of conventional medicine and ... Read More

JPS Recruiters Live: Optimizing for Your Children’s Education

choosing education the right shcools
You can watch the recording of this installment of JPS Recruiters Live on our Facebook Page. (10 mins.) Often, we get asked by doctors that are looking to relocate for help with assessing schools and school districts. We know that the education of their children is very important to them ... Read More
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Keeping up with the Dr. Joneses… and Other Ways to Sabotage Your Physician Job Search

Physician Job Search
As an in-demand physician, the chances are pretty good that you have plenty of opportunities to consider when and if you are in the market for a new practice opportunity.  There is much more to think about when comparing opportunities than just base salary.  If you are experiencing feelings of ... Read More
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Read Between the Lines to Understand the 2018 Physician Compensation Surveys

2018 Physician Compensation Surveys
Each year, a variety of physician salary surveys are published with varying degrees of detail and context. Charts and tables deliver a wealth of information, but you need to read between the lines to understand how each report defines compensation and the larger trends driving it. Here is a brief ... Read More

Take Time to Assess Your Surroundings During Your On-Site Interview

Physician at an On-Site Interview
With competition for your services as a physician being so fierce, healthcare organizations are increasingly looking for individuals who fit their culture in addition to having the necessary skills to succeed.While administrators are going out of their way to attract and hire doctors who are a good fit, it is ... Read More
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How To Advance Your Physician Career With a New Job

Advance Your Physician Career with a New Job
As you look to advance your physician career with a new job, the most important question you must ask yourself is why are you considering a change?  Your reasons will drive how you approach your job search and help you make the best decision when evaluating opportunities.Physicians and Advanced Practice ... Read More
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What Physicians Can Do to Avoid Burnout

How Physician Can Avoid Burnout
We have all experienced feelings of burnout at different points in our career, being overwhelmed, depressed, and other negative reactions to our work.  For our nation’s physicians, according to recent surveys, these feelings of burnout are pervasive and seemingly getting worse.  In fact, in a 2018 Medscape report, almost half ... Read More

Put the Flame Out on Physician Burnout

Put the Flame Out on Physician Burnout
Summer is in full swing with backyard barbecues, kids splashing in the pool, and friends and family are gathered around the yard chatting about last night’s little league game.  Laughter fills the air until you turn towards the grill to find smoke billowing out the sides.  Oh no, the burgers ... Read More

State of Addiction: How Healthcare Leaders and Physicians Can Address Georgia’s New Measures

State of Addiction: How Healthcare Leaders and Physicians Can Address Georgia’s New Measures
Across the United States, opioid overdoses led to 42,249 deaths in 2016,[i] a toll that could rise to nearly 500,000 deaths over the next decade.[ii] On a state-by-state basis, legislatures and healthcare organizations are grappling with emerging social issues around pain management, including the use of medical marijuana and the ... Read More

How to Make Your Next Physician Practice Feel like a Vacation

How to Make Your Next Physician Practice Feel like a Vacation
If that headline grabbed your attention, it’s likely that you are either on vacation or wish you were! By definition, vacation is the time you spend on travel or recreation - away from work. So, how is it possible to make your next physician practice feel like a vacation?If you ... Read More
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RVUs and the Future of Physician Compensation Models

Recent surveys are showing a growing shift toward value-based incentives as a component of discretionary compensation, but production in the form of work RVUs are still the most prevalent salary factor.  To review, Relative Value Units (RVUs) are based on a scale originally designed to determine reimbursements from Medicare and/or ... Read More

Pros and Cons of Physician Compensation Models

Pros and Cons of Physician Compensation Models
While the business of healthcare grows increasingly complex, fortunately, physician compensation models have generally become less complicated over time.  Even though there are still many different payment models in use, physician compensation structures are easier to manage and understand then they were in the past.  Physician payment models will never be ... Read More

JPS Recruiters Live: Deciphering Physician Compensation

Physician Compensation
You can watch the recording of JPS Recruiters Live: Deciphering Physician Compensation on our Facebook page. (24 mins.) If you are considering a job change or already interviewing, we can help you understand your compensation options. When to Ask About Compensation It’s important to know when to talk about compensation ... Read More

Career Paths for Physicians

Career Paths for Physicians
In the past, when students graduated with their medical degree, they applied for their medical license and began a long career of seeing patients.  Today, for most physicians their main focus is patient care but many physicians are starting to look at other ways they can apply their skills and ... Read More
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Successfully Recruit Physicians to Rural Communities

Recruit Physician to Rural Communities
It’s challenging to successfully recruit physicians and even harder for rural communities. Let’s look at the current state of physician recruitment, address some of the challenges rural communities face, and dive into how you can improve your recruitment process. Physician Shortage The Association of American Medical Colleges states the projected ... Read More

JPS Recruiters Live: The Benefits of Physicians Going Country

Physicians Going Country
You can watch the recording of JPS Recruiters Live: The Benefits of Physicians Going Country on our Facebook page. (11 mins.)Benefits of a Rural PracticeThere are three main benefits of practicing in a rural area: an elevated skill set, quality of life, and compensation. Even though you probably haven’t considered ... Read More
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Selling Your In-Person Healthcare Organization Brand

Selling Your In-Person Healthcare Organization Brand
In our continuing series on Healthcare Organization Brand Management, it is time to turn our attention to the importance of having your brand on display during face-to-face interactions with potential physician hires, suppliers, corporate partners, and most importantly the patients receiving care. As discussed in our previous post, your online ... Read More

Solving the Physician Work-Life Balance Equation

Physician Work-Life Balance
You graduated from medical school and often spend your days solving complex medical riddles. However, there is one riddle that many physicians are unable to solve, and it is hurting their career. Solving the physician work-life balance equation is one of the greatest challenges faced by medical professionals today. A ... Read More
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Selling Your In-Person Physician Brand

In-Person Physician Brand
In our previous entry in this series of articles about the importance of branding, we covered all of the tools and techniques that physicians can use to create and promote a personal brand online.  It is important to recognize now that you have meticulously crafted your brand, and promoted it ... Read More
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Selling Your Digital Healthcare Organization Brand

Digital Healthcare Organization Brand
Our last post regarding the importance of developing a brand for your healthcare organization identified what factors to consider when developing how you want the community and potential employees to view your system. Your brand will be the first thing a potential physician hire knows about your organization, and that ... Read More

Selling Your Digital Physician Brand

Selling Your Digital Physician Brand
In the first post in our physician branding series, we talked about how to define your brand.  The brand that represents who you are as a physician and a person. Now that your brand is clearly defined, it is incumbent upon you to make sure your digital physician brand supports ... Read More
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The Importance of Healthcare Organization Brand Management

Healthcare Organization Brand Management
Healthcare organizations are facing complex challenges as the industry transforms under a number of market forces.  Adapting to the rise of consumerism, retail competition, tighter staffing markets, uncertain legislation, and value-based payment models keep administrators up at night.  Now, more than ever, healthcare organization brand management should be utilized to ... Read More

Defining Your Physician Brand

Defining Your Physician Brand
Your physician brand is not only how you market yourself to potential employers, but also how you are perceived by colleagues, industry partners, and even patients.  When considering how to define who you are as a doctor, it is important to consider all of these “customers” and how your unique ... Read More
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6 Ways Physicians Can Reinvigorate Their Career

How physicians can reinvigorate their career
Do you remember the first day of your first job as a practicing physician? As you reflect on the distance you’ve traveled from “Dr. New” to the physician you are today, it’s a good time to discover how physicians can reinvigorate their career and continue to chart your satisfying journey ... Read More
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Significance of Doctor’s Day

Significance of Doctor's Day
The significance of Doctor’s Day is a chance to bring much-deserved attention to some of the wonderful physicians that we have had the pleasure of getting to know. We are proud to work with doctors every day knowing they’ll go on to make such a meaningful impact on the lives ... Read More
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5 Reasons Why Match Day Matters

Why Match Day Matters
Amid the fanfare of balloons, school mascots, cheers and tears, thousands of medical school students and graduates experienced life-changing news on Match Day 2018.Social media was flooded with #MatchDay2018 tweets, videos and memes, as medical schools across the country held ceremonies and special events to reveal residency program matches, based ... Read More

Record Number of Med Students Celebrate Match Day 2018

Celebrate Match Day 2018
For many students across the country, this is going to be a big weekend. In addition to St. Patrick's Day festivities, over 30,000 medical students will also celebrate Match Day 2018. Congratulations to all the medical school graduates who just learned where they will spend the next several years training at ... Read More
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Hiring Physicians That Fit, Succeed, and Stay

Physician Recruiter Consulting with Physician Hiring Manager
As competition to fill physician vacancies escalates, the leaders of healthcare systems, hospitals, and clinics feel a growing sense of urgency to “just find the docs” to fill them, instead of focusing on hiring physicians that will fit, succeed, and stay.  In fact, a recent study by the American College ... Read More
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Discover Your Differentiators to Recruit Physicians

Differentiators to Recruit Physicians
In today’s ultra-competitive environment for recruiting and retaining physicians, many hospitals and healthcare systems have slowly come to the realization that it is about more than money. Compensation will always play a role in a candidate’s choice of a job, but surveys show that other factors are increasingly important to ... Read More
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Relocation Tips under the New Tax Law

Relocation Tips under the New Tax Law
In case you hadn't heard, the new tax law eliminates the tax deduction for moving expenses and other job costs such as license and regulatory fees, required medical tests, and unreimbursed continuing education.  The following relocation tips will help make sure you have a great moving experience under the new tax law. If ... Read More

Declare 2018 the Year of Transparency

Year of Transparency
Outlook. According to Merriam Webster, the word has nuanced meaning.  It can be “a point of view” or “a prospect for the future.”  Charging headlong into 2018, you may first think in terms of the future: What can we count on to remain constant next year?  What changes do we ... Read More

Guide for Holiday Job Shopping

Guide for Holiday Job Shopping
The holidays are here, and 2018 is around the corner. You suddenly realize that the job search you vowed to start early is now behind schedule.  Don’t panic! You still have time to start your holiday job shopping -- Just use our guide and the 2018 holiday calendar to plan, prioritize and set deadlines for ... Read More

How to Ignite Your Career with a Physician Recruiter

Physician Recruiter and Team
Not every job search is created equal.  For many professions, a job search can be as comprehensive as visiting a job board (or five) and submitting your resume to the postings that match your qualifications.  For new physicians, or those who have not been in the job market for a ... Read More

Personalized Compensation Reports with New Physician Salary Calculator

Personalized Compensation Reports with New Physician Salary Calculator
According to a recent MMS Survey, 69% of physicians say the most important factors when making a decision about a new job opportunity are location and, not surprisingly, compensation. After you have prioritized your need for a satisfying medical practice, working with colleagues you respect and living in a community ... Read More

Understanding Physician Compensation Models and Methods

Physician Compensation Models
Today’s physician compensation models are like the healthcare industry: highly dynamic and complicated. Many doctors find it challenging to assess how the compensation package of their first job will align with their personal and professional priorities. Let’s review some of the approaches involved in compensation packages. Value-based Measures. As the healthcare ... Read More

Avoid the Resident’s First Job Curse

Avoid the Resident's First Job Curse
As a resident entering your final year of training, logic may lead you to believe that the high demand and limited supply of physicians will make it easier for you to find your first job whenever you start looking. But with literally thousands of options available, the opposite is true ... Read More
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Resident’s Job Prep Guide: Countdown to Landing the Right One

residents job prep
Resident’s Job Preparation Guide: Countdown to Landing the Right OneYou’ve been working hard through medical school and residency. The culmination of your lifelong dream and years of hard work is fast approaching – with yet another challenge: finding your first job as a practicing physician and laying the foundation for ... Read More

Rev Up Physician Recruiting with the Right Benefits, Incentives and Perks

discussing physician benefits with a recruiter
Whether you are recruiting physicians to a metropolitan area, where they can choose among plenty of practice opportunities, or to an underserved area, it’s important to think both strategically and creatively about what your organization can offer to recruit physicians who will fit. As you map out your physician recruiting ... Read More

How Immigration Policy Is Affecting Physician Shortage

IMG physicians
The scarcity of physicians practicing in rural and underserved urban areas has reached crisis proportions for many communities across the United States. Primary care and psychiatry are among the most challenging specialties to place, which means that basic, unmet health needs escalate into more complex, costly conditions and poor quality ... Read More

The Key to Community Health

community health centers are the key to community health
National Health Center Week celebrates and raises awareness for the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers. Community Health Centers are the key to community health and represent a great opportunity in America’s healthcare system, serving more than 25 million Americans, a number that continues to grow along with the ... Read More

How Personal Recruitment Will Ease Your Physician Shortage

personal recruitment will ease physician shortage
The conversation around the physician shortage is often about the numbers and the complexity of meeting the needs of a patient population that is growing faster than – and is aging along with – the physician workforce. You can be prepared for the future by expanding your understanding of new ... Read More

Why the “Worst” Location Might be Better for Your Practice

determining physician practice location
The old real estate adage “Location, Location, Location” also applies to your choice of location for practicing medicine. But, when deciding your practice location, the places that come to mind first may not end up being the best for your career. There are many factors that contribute to finding the ... Read More
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Get Ahead of the Physician Shortage Curve in 2017

Physician shortage
The conversation around the physician shortage is often about “the numbers,” and the complexity of meeting the needs of a patient population that is growing faster than – and aging with – the physician workforce. When the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued their most recent projection of a shortage of ... Read More

Ask How You Will Earn… Before How Much

Physician Compensation
If you are looking for your first practice opportunity or simply looking for your next practice opportunity, your top considerations are likely to be location and practice setting, both of which influence your compensation.  But, one thing you may not think to consider upfront is how you will earn that ... Read More

How the Physician Shortage Affects the Healthcare Industry

physician shortage affects the healthcare industry
As rural health care markets experience the impact of a physician shortage, it is important to look at available data to understand how the physician shortage affects the healthcare industry as a whole. Results from recent large-scale surveys conducted by Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) and Doximity shed light ... Read More

Celebrating the Place Where Medicine and Miracles Happen

where medicine and miracles happen
National Hospital Week celebrates America’s hospitals, a place where medicine and miracles happen, as well as the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. We want to take this time to highlight a few of our #hospitalheroes that truly exemplify ... Read More
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Art or Science? Effective Physician Recruitment Requires Both

effective physician recruitment strategy
An effective physician recruitment strategy embraces both the science of systems, technology and data as well as the art of building relationships, engaging your internal team, and delivering a superior experience to candidates. The Art of Relationships Engage your team. The key to success of every recruitment program is the ... Read More

3 Traps to Avoid When Recruiting Physicians

what to avoid when recruiting physicians
For every month it takes to fill an open physician job, thousands of dollars in potential revenue may be lost. For instance, average annual revenue for an internal medicine doctor of $823,900 equates to more than $68,650 in lost revenue per month while you’re waiting for a new internist. Keep ... Read More
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Practice Insights from the Future of Medicine

practice insights from the future of medicine
Healthcare and the practice of medicine are topics that rank high on the list for news coverage. From the rapid advance of pharmaceuticals and medical technology, to the growing physician shortage and politics of access to healthcare, the 24-hour news cycle keeps the controversy and concerns around affordable healthcare at ... Read More

Spring into Action: A (Doable) Job Search Timeline for Residents

job search timeline for residents
For new physicians, who often have little background in the business of medicine, starting a career will be a challenge. From sifting through thousands of job openings, identifying your job priorities and requirements, applying and interviewing for your top picks, and, finally, successfully negotiating a contract -- finding your dream ... Read More
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Admiring the Rockstars of Medicine on National Doctor’s Day

rockstars of medicine
“I get to be a doctor!” That was the first, celebratory thought to enter Skyler Dahlseng’s mind when he recently learned the good news of his residency match. A fourth-year medical student at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri, Skyler joined some 30,000 other aspiring doctors ... Read More
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The Good News and Bad News of the Residency Match

residency match
First, the good news: A record number of graduating medical students get their residency match this year, with 35,969 U.S. and international medical school students and graduates vying for 31,757 positions. The number of available first-year (PGY-1) positions rose to 28,849, which exceeded 2016 by 989 first-year positions, according to the ... Read More

The Magic of Match Day

Match Day
Is matching to a residency program the luck of the draw or luck of the Irish? St. Patrick’s Day coincides with Match Day for the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) 2017 Main Residency Match®. Celebrations will ensue as thousands of medical school students and graduates in the United States and ... Read More

Confused by Complicated Compensation Models?

compensation models
As you complete training and prepare to enter your first medical practice opportunity, questions about compensation will begin to rise to the top of your list of concerns. Compensation models in medicine can be complicated and confusing. Not only are there many variables, but the hiring organization must also follow ... Read More
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Compensation Concerns? Top Three Questions to Ask

Physician Compensation Concerns Questions to Ask
Jackson Physician Search- Compensation models in medicine can be complicated and confusing. So whether you are a new physician emerging from training, or making a change after years in practice, you share a common concern: What should I expect to earn in my new practice? While a myriad of factors ... Read More

In Your Job Search, Think “Location” Last: Really?

physician job location
Jackson Physician Search - Historically we have been taught to think that location is everything; how many times have you heard the expression, “Location, Location, Location”? But location should be one of the last factors to consider in your job search. You read that right: location last. Why? Because “location” ... Read More
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Finding Passive Candidates

passive physician candidates
Jackson Physician Search- Physicians are in high demand, and their time is at a premium. So it’s no surprise that even active candidates attempt to stay under the radar. They prefer to remain insulated and virtually undetectable by most recruiters. And with job boards advertising as many as 40,000 postings ... Read More
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Jackson Physician Search: New Name. Winning Culture.

our new name is Jackson Physician Search
ATLANTA (PRWEB) - Jackson Physician Search announced its ranking as one of the top 15 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, as revealed at Modern Healthcare's annual awards dinner, held October 6th in New Orleans. Company representatives marked the occasion as a double celebration of being a first-time honoree and ... Read More