Gastroenterologist Needed for Busy Practice
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LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery, Blacksburg, VA
As one of the four partnering facilities that make up LewisGale Regional Health System, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery is a fully JCAHO-accredited general acute-care center providing medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatric, emergency, orthopaedic and outpatient services. With 146 beds, LGHM offers comprehensive healthcare for southwest Virginia and is enriched by the financial, technical and professional resources of HCA, the largest non-government hospital organization in the nation. Our mission is to provide patients with personalized treatment and high quality, compassionate care. LewisGale Hospital Montgomery stands among only 5 of all U.S. hospitals to receive Magnet status, the nation’s highest recognition of nursing excellence. Additionally, LGHM’s Emergency Department is a Level III Trauma Center as well as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. The facility also benefits from a free-standing outpatient Imaging Center which features a 64 slice CT, short-bore MRI, cardiac angiography and breast MRI. Surgical services offers a DaVinci Robot.
LEWISGALE HOSPITAL MONTGOMERY is located in Blacksburg, Virginia, a vibrant scenic area nestled in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Home to Virginia Tech, The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the VT Corporate Research Center the area offers exceptional educational, sporting, and cultural amenities. In 2012, Businessweek named it a "Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids," citing excellent schools, affordable living, and a low crime rate. Southern Living dubbed it one of the best college towns in the South, and Sperling's Best Places ranks it eighth on its list of Emerging Metro Areas. Roanoke, which has an airport, is about 45 minutes away. Blacksburg's population is young -- roughly one half are students -- and one third of the town's households have children.
Job SummaryPractice expanding due to community growth and shortage of providers in community. Endoscopy suites offer Olympus equipment with Provations software. ERCP capability. Dedicated experienced Endoscopy nursing staff. Anesthesiology coverage 24/7. Pill Cam available in office. Exceptionally strong hospitalist program provides hospital support and allows the gastroenterologist to serve in a consulting role.
Opportunity to participate in medical education through the LewisGale Hospital Montgomery residency programs in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. The hospital is also an educational affiliate institution for VCOM, with opportunity to apply for faculty to participate in the education of VCOM students. Additional financial benefits for teaching.
Blacksburg was recently recognized by Bloomberg Business as the number one town in the U.S. to raise children and top small town mid-Atlantic to practice medicine. Excellent public schools supported by the presence of a major university (Virginia Tech), a large bio-tech research park, and a medical school makes the area a real gem. A healthy economic base with growing population adds to the attraction of the area. Outdoor and cultural amenities are readily available.