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The Three R’s of Physician Staffing: Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement

The Three R’s of Physician Staffing: Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement
Jackson Physician Search President Tony Stajduhar discussed the current state of physician staffing and what healthcare organizations can do to succeed in the competitive physician hiring marketplace at the recent MGMA Medical Practice Excellence Conference (MPEC20). In his presentation, Tony broke it down into three distinct categories: Recruitment, Retention, and ... Read More

[Case Study] How One Medical Group Secured a Family Medicine Physician in Two Weeks

[Case Study] How One Medical Group Secured a Family Medicine Physician in Two Weeks
Challenge A 330-bed acute care hospital located in a south Texas community of more than 100,000 people was finding it a challenge to attract physician candidates who were both a clinical and cultural fit. The leadership team recognized how the growing physician shortage coupled with a seemingly endless supply of ... Read More

Sound Emergency Preparedness Plans Consider the Impact of Physician Vacancies

Sound Emergency Preparedness Plans Consider the Impact of Physician Vacancies
The pandemic has given hospital administrators the unwanted experience of activating their emergency operations plans or emergency preparedness plans. With no immediate end in sight, preparing for the next spike in infections or, alternatively, the next natural disaster is top of mind throughout healthcare organizations. Granted, no emergency preparedness plan ... Read More

[Recruitment Guide] How to Deliver an Exceptional On-site Physician Interview

[Recruitment Guide] How to Deliver an Exceptional On-site Physician Interview
Physicians continue to express interest in new job opportunities despite the continuing pandemic. With an annual turnover rate of 6-7%, two out of five physicians reaching retirement age, and a physician shortage now projected at 139,000 by 2033 per the AAMC, strategic physician recruitment must carry on. Wired for adaptability, ... Read More

How an Act of Kindness Helped a Rural Medical Group Recruit Its Newest Physician

How an Act of Kindness Helped a Rural Medical Group Recruit Its Newest Physician
Healthcare facilities in rural or “less popular” locations face an uphill climb in physician recruitment due to the growing physician shortage and maldistribution of providers. So, when a physician candidate shows genuine interest in the opportunity and appears to be both a clinical and cultural fit, a well-organized, on-site physician ... Read More

Guide to Keeping Your Staffing and Recruitment Plans on Track During the Pandemic

Guide to Keeping Your Staffing and Recruitment Plans on Track During the Pandemic
Jackson Physician Search Senior Consultant Kyle Knox was recently invited by the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Maine Hospital Association to present "Keeping Your Staffing/Recruitment Plans on Track in Today's Reality" via webinar. As COVID-19 continues to usher in a new normal for hospitals and medical groups, healthcare providers ... Read More

[Infographic Guide] Win More Physicians: 6 Tips for a Best-in-Class Interview Experience

[Infographic Guide] Win More Physicians: 6 Tips for a Best-in-Class Interview Experience
Physician recruitment can be a lengthy and costly process. A vacancy not only impacts your facility's ability to care for patients, it also can have a detrimental effect on your bottom line. It is common to invest up to $250K in the candidate you ultimately hire, including marketing, interview expenses, ... Read More

[Case Study] How One FQHC Successfully Recruited Three Family Medicine Physicians

[Case Study] How One FQHC Successfully Recruited Three Family Medicine Physicians
Challenge With physician recruitment becoming increasingly competitive due to the growing shortage of candidates and continued maldistribution of talent, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Pennsylvania was seeking a partner to help increase its candidate reach and streamline the process for hiring the physicians needed to meet community demand. The ... Read More

The Power of the First Impression: Delivering a Winning Physician Interview

The Power of the First Impression: Delivering a Winning Physician Interview
The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping healthcare in nearly every conceivable way, and that includes how physicians are being recruited. But the enduring challenge in the recruitment and hiring process remains: mastering the interview - whether on-site or virtually - to deliver the first-time WOW experience for the right candidate. Why ... Read More

[Case Study] How One Hospital Met Expanding Community Demand Through a Strategic Partnership

[Case Study] How One Hospital Met Expanding Community Demand Through a Strategic Partnership
Challenge Due to rapid community growth and its relatively close proximity to larger cities, a 230+ bed Maryland hospital was struggling to build a pipeline of physician candidates. To meet increasing patient demand, the hospital needed to recruit several specialists who fit the culture and would help to expand services ... Read More

Addressing Physician Student Debt and Education Costs Could Help Curtail the Doctor Shortage

Addressing Physician Student Debt and Education Costs Could Help Curtail the Doctor Shortage
Physicians play an invaluable role in our health system, a role that has taken on new urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the nation, and the world. We admire physicians for their dedication and their tireless service to the community. So why is it that, despite average ... Read More

[White Paper] 2020 Physician Interview Experience Survey

[White Paper] 2020 Physician Interview Experience Survey
President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar, reviews the results of our recent Physician Interview Experience survey and provides a best-in-class recruitment and interview process that administrators and physician recruiters can follow to recruit more physicians after the first on-site interview. Mastering the On-site Interview: Results from the 2020 Physician ... Read More

Solving the Physician Shortage: Making Licensing Waivers Permanent

Solving the Physician Shortage: Making Licensing Waivers Permanent
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis in America has been a real test of the scope and resolve of our healthcare community, with physicians, nurses and support staff stepping up in even the most dangerous circumstances to help save patients’ lives. It has also offered a unique opportunity for physicians to do ... Read More

Physician Recruitment Amid the Pandemic – Keeping Your 2021 Staffing Plan on Track

Physician Recruitment Amid Coronavirus - Keeping Your 2021 Staffing Plan on Track
Prior to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, a June poll conducted by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) showed that the majority of medical practices (87 percent) have recovered at least some patient volume since COVID-19 took hold in the U.S., and almost half of those reported patient volumes ... Read More

Rural Healthcare Facing Mounting Physician Recruitment Challenges

Rural-Physician-Recruitment-New-Normal
Rural healthcare organizations are facing ever-mounting financial, recruitment and patient care challenges in the “new normal.” Fortunately, the next wave of financial help is on the way. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week that $4 billion in COVID-19 relief funds were being released to ... Read More

Interpreting Compensation Data Sources for Physician Recruitment Success

Interpreting Compensation Data Sources for Physician Recruitment Success
Tony Stajduhar, President of Jackson Physician Search, joined Craig Hunter, Senior VP at Coker Group last week to lead an MGMA webinar titled, “Interpreting Compensation Data for Physician Recruitment Success.” The main objective was to help healthcare administrators understand and utilize the various compensation data sources available to build a ... Read More

Strong Leadership and a Supportive Culture are Key to Recruiting and Retaining Physicians in the New Normal

Strong Leadership and a Supportive Culture are Key to Recruiting and Retaining Physicians in the New Normal
The psychological impact of COVID-19 on frontline healthcare workers, including physicians, is yet to be fully realized and understood. From initial worries about having enough PPE to working endless hours treating those afflicted with the virus, the past several months has taken a toll. To bring more awareness to the ... Read More

Overcoming COVID-19 Recruitment Challenges Through Collaboration and Creativity

Overcoming COVID-19 Recruitment Challenges Through Collaboration and Creativity
It’s human nature to look for positive outcomes in even the most challenging of situations, and in spite of our current reality, these times are no different. So, when a healthcare facility in Alabama came to us in the middle of COVID-19 after losing two Ear, Nose, and Throat physicians ... Read More

Five Ways to Move the Needle on the Physician Shortage

Five Ways to Move the Needle on the Physician Shortage
Download 5 Ways to Move the Needle on the Physician Shortage For the healthcare industry, the COVID-19 pandemic is raising new challenges that no one expected in our lifetime. It is also shining a spotlight on challenges that have been around for a while—like the physician shortage. Many ... Read More

Planning to Keep Telehealth Post-COVID-19? Four Skills to Look for When Recruiting Physicians.

Telehealth visit
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that people will always find ways to adapt to meet their needs. The same can be said for patients seeking healthcare, as evidenced by the 4,347% increase in telehealth insurance claims nationally. In March 2019, telehealth insurance claims comprised 0.17% of medical claims compared ... Read More

[Infographic Guide] The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviews

[Infographic Guide] The Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviews
Virtual interviews will likely have a permanent place in the recruitment process. If you’ve decided to incorporate video interviews into your physician recruitment process, first learn the Do’s and Don’ts. Download The Do's and Don'ts of Virtual Interviews 8 Do's
  1. Do confirm the video interview in advance with both ... Read More

Demand for Psychiatric Specialties Continues to Grow

recruit a psychiatrist
A December 2018 report from the University of Michigan concluded that the passage of the Affordable Care Act fueled the ever-increasing demand for Psychiatrists.  Upon its passage, the ACA expanded access to behavioral healthcare to more individuals, and current projections are that the shortage of psychiatric professionals is expected to ... Read More

Going Beyond Compensation: 3 Tips to Win Top Physician Candidates

3 tips for recruiting top physician candidates
The volume of physicians who are looking for their next opportunity is surging right now. And with many states moving well into the re-opening phase, these physicians are accepting new roles. To win them over, it's important to offer a competitive and well-rounded compensation and benefits package. But money alone isn’t likely to provide ... Read More

Teamwork Makes the Placement Work

Ross Hegenwald Placement Success Story
Not much about life in the United States at the present moment resembles our usual definition of normal, but still life goes on and so does physician recruitment.  A hospital in Western Kentucky needed to hire a Cardiologist and reached out to Jackson Physician Search for help with the search ... Read More

Advanced Practice Providers Serve a Critical Role in Patient Care and the Primary Care Shortage

Advance Practice Providers
There is no questioning the importance of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) in modern healthcare. The roles of Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) came into existence in the 1960s as a way to mitigate the impact of the emerging primary care physician shortage. Today, these care providers are even ... Read More

COVID-19: Stories from the Healthcare Leaders Bring Hope, Inspiration

COVID-19: Stories from the Healthcare Leaders Bring Hope, Inspiration
It’s clear that COVID-19 has changed our world.The days are more stressful as we respond to challenges we’ve never faced before. Many people find that sheltering in place is a challenge in itself. Long days offer more time for self-examination and worry about what the future holds.Speaking for myself, I’ve ... Read More

The Physician Recruitment Process Under Transformation: Will Video Interviews Become the Norm Post-COVID-19?

The Physician Recruitment Process Under Transformation: Will Video Interviews Become the Norm Post-COVID-19?
A slow return to a new normal means some of the millions of displaced Americans will begin returning to work, and financially hard-hit medical groups will schedule previously postponed elective procedures. Additionally, hospitals and other healthcare organizations can start hiring more physicians to handle the inevitable rush of patients and ... Read More

Match Day 2020: Amid Uncertainty, Still a Time for Celebration

Match Day 2020
Match Day is a time for celebration at the 155 medical schools in the United States, as it marks the day residency and fellowship training positions are announced.  Unfortunately, due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19, some of the planned activities are being canceled or scaled back to reduce ... Read More

How to Drive Retention by Creating an Inclusive Workplace

How to Drive Retention by Creating an Inclusive Workplace
The first thing most healthcare administrators think about when considering the current physician shortage is, “How are we going to recruit to fill vacancies?”  That is certainly a valid question, but it is one that needs to be asked in tandem with, “How are we going to retain the physicians ... Read More

New AAPPR Survey Sheds Light on Physician Recruitment Technology Adoption

Physician Recruitment Technology
There’s no disputing that physician recruiters benefit from today’s sophisticated recruitment and marketing technologies. To hire physicians who fit the culture and will succeed in the role, recruiters need to be able to reach them where they are with the right messaging. Technology serves to streamline that process. Let’s look ... Read More

Three Ways Personality Assessments Can Benefit Physician Recruitment

Three Ways Personality Assessments Can Benefit Physician Recruitment
It is well-documented how much a physician vacancy can cost a hospital or health system.  Using those same metrics, it would be fair to say that making a bad hire is just as costly financially as a vacancy incurred by a physician retirement or other reason.  Whether it is due ... Read More

Five Ways to Remove Bias When Recruiting Female Physicians

Removing Bias When Hiring Physicians
When you consider that 58% of the U.S. civilian workforce is female, it stands to reason that a similar percentage of female physicians in our country might exist. That reasoning would be incorrect, as only 34% of U.S. physicians are female, and only 18% of hospital CEOs are women[i].  These ... Read More

When is the Right Time to Ask for Physician Recruitment Help?

Asking for Physician Recruitment Help
Time is money, especially when it comes to the amount of time it takes to fill a physician vacancy.  The costs that are accrued from the time a position becomes vacant to the date it is filled can reach over $1 million in lost revenue, based on the specialty. Whether ... Read More

Healthcare Administrators: Planning Ahead for 2020

Healthcare Planning Meeting
As the calendar turns to a new year, things that are top of mind for most people are keeping New Year’s resolutions.  Most of us want to achieve things that will make us healthier or happier, but for Healthcare Administrators, there are no resolutions that can help answer the many ... Read More

Four Ways Technology is Impacting Health System Administrators

4 Ways Tech Impacts Health System Admins
When discussing artificial intelligence and the use of other technologies in healthcare, it is natural to assume that doctors are impacted the most. While this assumption has merit, the proliferation of technology throughout the healthcare industry is having just as much of an impact on healthcare administrators.  From ethical concerns ... Read More

Top Issues Challenging Academic Medicine: Seven Key Takeaways from The AAMC Annual Meeting 2019

Academic Medicine Challenges
From November 9th through the 12th, I attended The AAMC Annual Meeting, “Learn, Serve, Lead” in Phoenix, Arizona.  Along with over 4,800 of my colleagues, we participated in a variety of workshops, round table discussions, and presentations by distinguished healthcare industry leaders.  The topics presented ranged from racial and economic ... Read More

Creating a Culture of Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness Plan
Physician burnout has been a topic of conversation for several years now, but a related topic that is not garnering nearly enough attention is physician wellness.  According to the National Institute of Health, part of the reason is that physician wellness or physician well-being is not clearly defined or measured.  ... Read More

Staying Ahead of Physician Retirements

Staying Ahead of Physician Retirement
Much of the recent discussions regarding the impending physician shortage include the reality that by 2020, one in three physicians will be of retirement age.  Couple that with the associated costs incurred with each physician vacancy, and it is clear that hospital and healthcare system administrators need to get out ... Read More

Provide Autonomy to Keep Physicians Engaged

Provide Autonomy to Keep Physicians Engaged
Since the Gallup survey on physician engagement came out in 2015, most if not all hospital administrators made themselves familiar with the information that was collected.  Since then, countless articles have been published highlighting the ways that healthcare organizations can keep their physicians engaged, yet, physician burnout and retention issues ... Read More

[White Paper] The Realities of Physician Retirement: A Survey of Physicians and Healthcare Administrators

[White Paper] The Realities of Physician Retirement: A Survey of Physicians and Healthcare Administrators
One of the major factors of the impending physician shortage is the aging physician workforce. We recently conducted a survey including practicing physicians and health administrators to better understand the situation. This whitepaper includes our findings and conclusions. Feel free to download and share. Download By 2020, one in three ... Read More

Proactive Retention for Today’s Physicians

Active Retention
It is already well-documented how much physician vacancies cost healthcare systems and medical practices.  With as much as 40% of physician vacancies going unfilled as recently as 2017, retaining the physician staff that you already have in-house has become more important than ever.  Let’s review proactive ways that administrators can ... Read More

Building an Effective Search Committee for Physician Leadership Recruitment

Physician Search Committee
Recruiting a physician leader to a healthcare organization or academic medical center is often fraught with a slow and inefficient recruitment process. When coupled with the worsening physician shortage— between 42,600 and 121,300 by 2032 according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—losing quality candidates is a real risk ... Read More

Let Branded Recruitment Work for You

Let Branded Recruitment Work for You
Has your healthcare organization developed a brand that is recognizable to local consumers and gives them a glimpse into your values and culture?  If not, you may be missing out on consumers who would choose your facility for their healthcare needs, as well as physicians you are trying to recruit.  ... Read More

How to Solve the Impending Physician Shortage

Solve the Physician Shortage
While we continue to see news stories that illustrate the impending physician shortage that is impacting communities all over the United States, the thing we don’t hear enough about is what can be done about it.  The main reason for the lack of information about ways to reverse the doctor ... Read More

The Shrinking Gap between Academic and Community-Based Physician Leader Recruitment

The Shrinking Gap between Academic and Community-Based Physician Leader Recruitment
Just a decade ago, physicians made a choice early in their career to be a teacher or a clinician and there was very little cross-over. Those that chose the academic medical path became physician leaders or clinical faculty who spent much, if not all, of their time teaching medical students, ... Read More

Act Fast to Get the Most Out of Your Recruitment Partner

Physician recruiter on the phone with her client
While most health care systems have in-house recruitment departments, the shortage of available physicians and the difficulty in reaching passive candidates have administrators bolstering their recruitment efforts with the services of an outside recruitment partner.  Once a relationship is established with a trusted physician search firm, there are several things ... Read More

How to Best Support Your In-house Recruitment Team

Hospital Admin Team Meeting
Healthcare organization administrators are all too familiar with the challenges associated with filling a physician vacancy in today’s ultra-competitive hiring environment.  Each month a physician position remains vacant, a hospital can lose as much as $150,000 in revenue.  These staggering costs drive home the importance of having an organizational recruitment ... Read More

Why an Experienced Recruiter is Invaluable

Rural Colorado
A 15-bed, critical access hospital, in remote, rural Colorado contracted Jackson Physician Search to recruit a Family Practitioner who has additional training in Obstetrics (FPOB).  The story behind this search illustrates the advantages of partnering with seasoned physician recruiters.  The combination of years of experience, a good relationship with the ... Read More

Top Ten Components of Successful Physician Recruitment

Hospital manager talking to a physician during an interview
Today’s physician recruitment environment is incredibly competitive.  This is caused by many factors including increased demand due to an aging population and the pending retirement of up to 30% of our active doctors. It is important for healthcare administrators to develop and maintain a successful physician recruitment plan.  Make sure ... Read More

What Recruiters Wish Administrators Knew About Recruiting

Doctor and Hospital Admin Meeting with a Recruiter
The process of finding, recruiting, offering, and ultimately hiring a physician to fill your vacancy is complex.  Each step has to be planned, practiced, and executed flawlessly to ensure that your offer is the one that is accepted over that of a competing healthcare system.  In days past, hospital systems ... Read More

Four Keys to Developing Physician Leadership

Physician Leaders Talking
One area of physician engagement that is sometimes overlooked is how many of today’s medical doctors want to play a role in leadership. With the ongoing physician shortage and unsustainable turnover rates in many healthcare organizations, developing plans to provide physician staff with development opportunities can be utilized to stem ... Read More

Physician Recruitment ROI and What it Means to Your Organization

Physician Recruitment ROI and What it Means to Your Organization
With the ongoing shortage of physicians creating extreme competition for the recruitment of physicians across specialties, it has never been more important for healthcare administrators to fully understand their recruitment costs and the impact of time-to-fill.  Today, healthcare organizations should be looking at their recruitment costs as an investment and ... Read More

[White Paper] Rural Recruitment: Results from our Rural Physician and Administration Survey

[White Paper] Rural Recruitment: Results from our Rural Physician and Administration Survey
President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar, reviews the results of our recent rural physician and administrators survey and provides a summary of action items administrators should consider when recruiting physicians to their community. Download Rural Recruitment Whitepaper Rural Physician Recruitment: Results from our Rural Physician and Administration ... Read More

Quick Look: Physician Retention Tips

Engaged Physicians Discussing Healthcare Topics
Each year, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) updates their report outlining projected Physician Supply and Demand for the United States.  The most recent report is projecting physician deficits between 42,600 and 121,300 by the year 2030.  As in years past, primary care physicians represent the largest shortfall with ... Read More

Mental Health Access: By the Numbers

Mental Health Access
The well-discussed physician shortage is affecting healthcare across the country and across specialties.  But, when it comes to mental health professionals, the numbers look even worse.  For context, the Health Resources and Services Administration states that 55.3 million Americans live in a federally designated primary care shortage area, while an ... Read More

Why Relationships and Workplace Culture Matter to Physicians

Physician Workplace Culture
Much has been written about the rising prevalence of burnout among today’s physicians, with estimates approaching up to 70% feeling the effects.  Unfortunately, when approaches on how to improve physician wellness and reduce burnout are addressed, they are usually centered upon self-care, practicing mindfulness, self-awareness and other strategies that place ... Read More

How Smart Recruitment Helped An FQHC Expand Services

Rural Primary Care Physician
The state of Healthcare for FQHCs and Rural Communities According to data published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the U.S. will have a projected shortage of physicians that could reach over 120,000 by the end of the next decade.  Especially hard hit are rural communities, served by ... Read More

How Millennial Doctors are Changing the Recruitment Landscape

Millennial Doctor Recruitment
In the United States, it has been a long-held practice to attribute generational monikers to individuals based on the year of their birth.  If we look at that breakdown, it makes sense to see that the number of physicians is relative to the population of the generational mix.  For example, ... Read More

Guide to Strategic Digital Recruitment

Digital Recruitment Strategy Guide
Our Regional Vice President of Recruiting, Christen Wrensen, presented the Digital Recruitment Strategy Guide to members of the Texas Hospital Association at their 2019 annual conference. This guide will help you quickly and cost-effectively engage the right candidates and score better hires. Download  From this Presentation You Will LearnWHY you need ... Read More

Why SEARCH is the Key to Your Digital Recruitment Strategy

Key to Your Digital Recruitment Strategy
This is the final article in our two-part series on why a digital recruitment strategy is the key to a successful physician search. To review part one, click here. Now that we have described why a digital recruitment strategy is so important, let’s take a deeper dive into what goes into ... Read More

A Digital Recruitment Strategy Can Solve Your Physician Recruitment Challenges

Digital Recruitment Strategy
This is the first article in a two-part series on developing an effective digital recruitment strategy. Is your organization finding it harder to recruit physicians to fill your vacancies?  Is the physician shortage costing your organization time and money due to turnover and hard-to-fill specialties?  If so, then it is ... Read More

Overcoming the Extreme Physician Shortage in 2019

Extreme Physician Shortage
For several years now, healthcare industry thought leaders have been telling us that there was a looming physician shortage on the horizon.  Initially, it was reported that primary care was going to be the hardest hit because of an aging baby boomer population, an influx of newly covered patients through ... Read More

What to Do About the Biggest Physician Recruitment Issues Affecting FQHC’s in 2019

Physician Recruitment Issues Affecting FQHC
As physician recruitment becomes even more competitive each year, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) are feeling the brunt of the challenges. Jackson Physician Search, in partnership with CommonWealth Purchasing Group, recently published a white paper on the Issues Affecting FQHC’s.  Here is a brief synopsis of the major talking points ... Read More

How to Close Physician Recruitment Gaps and Improve ROI in 2019

Close Recruitment Gaps
This is the final article in an ongoing series summarizing the findings in a recent white paper published by the President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar. To read “Physician Recruitment: The Cost to Hire and Return on Investment” in its entirety, find it here. The physician shortage is our ... Read More

What is the ‘Physician’s Contribution’ Really Worth?

Physician’s Contribution
This is the third article in an ongoing series summarizing the findings in a recent white paper published by the President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar. To read “Physician Recruitment: The Cost to Hire and Return on Investment” in its entirety, find it here. In our last article, we ... Read More

Benchmarking to Improve Your Recruitment Process

Benchmarking Your Recruitment Tactics
This is the second in an ongoing series summarizing the findings in a recent white paper published by the President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar. To read “Physician Recruitment: The Cost to Hire and Return on Investment” in its entirety, find it here. In our first white paper summary, ... Read More

The True Cost of Physician Vacancies

The True Cost of Physician Vacancies
This article is the first in a series of content that reflects upon the findings in a recent white paper published by Tony Stajduhar, President, of Jackson Physician Search, titled Physician Recruitment: The Costs to Hire and Return on Investment. According to a 2018 Association of Physician Recruiters’ (ASPR) survey, ... Read More

[White Paper] Issues Affecting FQHCs: What will it take for Federally Qualified Health Centers to survive in today’s healthcare physician recruiting climate?

Jackson Physician Search Issues Affecting FQHCs White Paper
Physician vacancies are affecting the majority of health centers across the country. This paper examines some of the recruitment and retention challenges that Federally Qualified Health Centers are facing and how to overcome them. Feel free to download and share. Download Issues Affecting FQHCs What will it take for Federally Qualified ... Read More

[White Paper] Physician Recruitment: The Cost to Hire and Return on Investment

Jackson Physician Search Physician Recruitment ROI White Paper
President of Jackson Physician Search, Tony Stajduhar, gives insight into how vacancies and recruiting can quickly become costly. If you're looking to reduce your cost to hire and optimize your return on investment when it comes to physician recruitment, this white paper is for you. Download Physician Recruitment: The Cost ... Read More

[Recruitment Guide] Guide to Developing a Strategic Physician Recruitment Plan

strategic physician recruitment
This is Part 1 of our complete Guide to Physician Recruitment. With any process, it is best to start by assessing your unique needs and developing your strategy. This handbook helps you do just that with step by step instructions for developing a strategic physician recruitment plan. Download Part 1 ... Read More

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

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

Focus on Fit: A Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment

Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment
This presentation, given by our President at the 2018 MGMA Annual Meeting, explains why cultural fit is so important and how to create a physician recruitment blueprint that focuses on fit. Download Download Focus on Fit: A Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment Learning Objectives

How to Create a Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment

Create a Cultural Blueprint for Successful Physician Recruitment
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

[Recruitment Guide] How to Expertly Execute Physician Site Visits

Physician Recruitment Guide: How to Execute Physician Site Visits
Part 2 of our Guide to Physician Recruitment focuses on site visits. How you execute a physician site visit has a huge impact on the decision of your candidate. This recruitment guide has tips that will help you prepare for site visits. You can view or download the entire guide ... Read More

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

What to Know When Recruiting Residents – Medscape Takeaways

What to Know When Recruiting 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

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

[Infographic Guide] 10 Steps for a Successful Culture Assessment

Successful Culture Assessment
A good company culture can be the difference between recruiting and keeping the best healthcare professionals and a constant recruiting struggle. This infographic guide outlines the 10 steps to take for a successful assessment. Download 10 steps for a Successful Culture Assessment
  1. Identify sponsor and/or culture project team
  2. Executive ... 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

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

RVUs and the Future of Physician Compensation Models

RVUs
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

Finders Keepers Physician Recruitment and Retention Practices That Work

Physician Recruitment and Retention Practices That Work
We take a hard look at how technology, company culture, and team roles can influence physician recruitment and retention practices. We discuss how technology can help with recruitment, what physician turnover can do to your bottom line, when retention should be a priority, and much more. You're invited to download ... Read More

Bend Key Trends to Achieve Physician Recruitment Success

achieve physician recruitment success
This presentation demonstrates how you can achieve physician recruitment success by leveraging 4 trends we have identified. We invite you to get in touch with our physician recruitment experts if you have any further questions. Download How to Bend Key Trends for Physician Recruitment Success Workforce Trends The Physician Shortage ... Read More

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Practice Environment

Physician Trends - Practice Environment
Physician recruitment relies on the ability of recruiters to make a connection. Successfully connecting with a candidate requires really understanding who that candidate is on a day-to-day basis and the challenges they face. To learn more about what a physician's practice environment looks like, download the infographic below: Physician Trends ... Read More

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

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

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Social Media

physician trends - social media
We live in a connected world where the effort required to communicate with someone has fallen causing the frequency and volume of communication to rise significantly. To effectively reach physicians it's import to understand how they network and what platforms they use to stay connected. Learn more about physician networking ... Read More

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

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

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Supply and Demand

Physician Trends Supply and Demand
The most discussed trends in healthcare are the current and looming staffing shortages. How big the shortage is, what can be done about it, and who will be affected are all being debated at water coolers across the country. Get caught up on this hot topic by reviewing the infographic ... Read More

[White Paper] Physician Workforce through 2030: Social Media for Physician Recruitment

Social Media for Physician Recruitment
Download our White Paper covering Social Media for Physician Recruitment for insight into how physicians use social media and how hospital and healthcare leaders and recruiters can use these channels to reach them in a meaningful way. Download  Physician Workforce through 2030: Social Media for Physician RecruitmentBy Tony Stajduhar, President, Jackson ... Read More

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

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

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

Rural Recruitment and Retention Playbook

Rural Recruitment and Retention Playbook
Download this Rural Recruitment and Retention Playbook for insight on the state of the industry as well as trends in rural physician recruitment, emerging strategies for recruitment into rural communities, and examples of optimized recruitment and retention outcomes.Please reach out to us directly for more personalized consultation into your unique community. Download  Rural ... 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

Utilizing Metrics and KPIs for More Successful Recruiting

Utilizing Metrics and KPIs for More Successful Recruiting
Healthcare is an outcomes-driven industry. However, many organizations lack a structured method and accountability for measuring efficiency, successful recruiting, and return on investment for the recruitment of physicians and other healthcare professionals. As a result, there is no formalized process to continuously improve and maximize results.This presentation focuses on best practices and benchmarks ... Read More

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Telemedicine

Physician Trends Telemedicine
The global telemedicine market is projected to expand by 14.3% by 2020. View or [download] our latest physician trends infographic - Physician Trends 3 Telemedicine, to see how physicians and the telemedicine industry are impacting healthcare. Download Physician Trends Telemedicine Telemedicine Growth The global telemedicine market is projected to expand ... Read More

Connecting Physician Recruitment and Revenue

Physician Recruitment and Revenue
Did you know that physician recruitment and revenue are closely related? Download our presentation on how to connect physician recruitment, retention, and revenue for a full-scale review of the current physician recruitment landscape as well as a pointed direction on how to improve recruitment to improve revenue. Download Connecting Physician ... Read More

How to Use Social Media for Physician Recruitment

Social Media Physician Recruitment
Embracing social and digital media as a core strategy in recruiting physicians and other healthcare professionals has become central to recruitment success. But leveraging social media successfully requires both a keen understanding of the candidate pool and proficiency in social media to engage with them.  This presentation will review nationwide ... 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

[Case Study] Recruiting with Confidence for Community Health Centers

Case Study: Physician Recruiting Success
Peak Vista Community Health Centers, a 26-clinic Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serves over 90,000 patients in Colorado's Pikes Peak and East Central regions. Keeping the candidate pipeline full had been challenging, especially for their rural and remote communities. Stiff competition with others offering higher compensation makes it mission-critical to ... Read More

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Physician Networking

Physician Networking Trends
Download our infographic about recent trends in Physician Networking. Download Physician Networking 31% of healthcare professionals use social media for professional networking - Source: MedTech Media 61% of physicians scanned social media for medical information at least weekly - Source: 2012 study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research 46% ... 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

[Infographic Guide] Physician Trends – Physician Engagement

physician engagement
Physician engagement is a critical, though often overlooked, component of hospital health and culture.  In fact, The Advisory Board reports that 3 in 5 physicians do not feel engaged with their current employer.  Download our comprehensive infographic to get a better understanding of the physician engagement landscape and learn how ... Read More

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

[White Paper] Physician Workforce 2030: Getting Ahead of the Recruitment Curve

physician workforce
The physician workforce shortage creates a competitive recruitment marketplace. This white paper offers practical advice on what to do today to focus your recruitment strategy for long-term success. Download  Physician Workforce through 2030: Get Ahead of the Recruitment CurveThere's been heavy discourse the last few years about the growing physician ... Read More

Creating Growth and ROI through Recruitment, Retention, and Revenue

Recruitment
Sustainable growth requires recruitment and retention strategies, programs and tools that work. When leadership and recruiting teams make recruiting a priority, the return on investment is measurable! Download  Recruitment. Retention. Revenue.Critical Success Factors for Growth and ROIWhat Best Practices Drive Return on Your Investment in Recruiting PhysiciansInvesting in best practices ... 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

[Case Study] The Art and Science of Recruiting | Canton-Potsdam Hospital

Art and Science of Recruiting
How can a hospital effectively recruit and retain top physicians and advanced practice providers? As revealed in this case study, Canton-Potsdam Hospital does it by embracing the Art and Science of Recruiting. Download Effective Physician Recruitment and Retention Requires Both Art and Science What is Driving Innovations in Recruiting 75% of ... Read More

Art or Science? Effective Physician Recruitment and Retention Requires Both

effective physician recruitment
Need to build a better recruitment process? Learn the best practices to master effective physician recruitment using the art of building strong relationships and the science of deploying effective recruitment tools. Download  Art or Science? Effective Physician Recruitment and Retention Requires BothInnovative Recruiting Best Practices6 tips to winning top physician talent ... Read More

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

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

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

Three Smart Moves for Physician Recruitment Success

Physician Recruitment Success
In a competitive physician recruitment environment, how do some organizations consistently outperform all others? Learn how to recruit faster, more efficiently, and at less cost with these three smart moves for physician recruitment success. Download In a competitive physician recruitment environment, how do some organization consistently outperform all others? Learn ... Read More

Jackson Healthcare 2016 Physician Trends

2016 physician trends
Understanding the key trends affecting physicians and hospitals is critical to finding solutions. This leading healthcare industry study covering 2016 physician trends includes insights and “vital statistics” on topics ranging from physician engagement, trends in telemedicine, regulatory impact, compensation and reimbursement and more. Download 2016 Physician Trends Topics we will ... Read More

The Engagement Gap

physician engagement gap
Physician alignment and satisfaction are critical to recruitment and retention. This study identifies a significant physician engagement gap and challenges the assumption that employing physicians is the only solution to clinical alignment. Download The Physician Engagement GapPhysicians aren't as aligned as executives think (and what executives can do about it).Jackson ... Read More

Trend Watch: Physician Practice Acquisitions

physician practice acquisitions
Explore the driving forces behind hospitals’ strategies to build aligned networks in primary care and key specialties, the motivations of doctors to sell their practices, and the shared challenges of integration in this white paper about physician practice acquisitions. Download Physician Practice Acquisitions Which Physician Practices Hospitals are Acquiring and ... Read More

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