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Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA
Founded in 1903 at the corner of Second and Lee streets in Alexandria, Louisiana, Rapides Regional Medical Center represents a proud heritage of compassionate healthcare services coupled with the most advanced technology of the day.
With a continued emphasis on progressive care, Rapides Regional Medical Center has grown to meet the continually changing needs of our patients and the rapidly advancing technology of modern healthcare. Located in downtown Alexandria and easily accessible from Interstate 49, the hospital is licensed for 328 beds and fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital participates in the Medicare, Medicaid and Champus programs as well as a number of commercial insurance and managed care programs.
Rapides Regional Medical Center offers a wide array of services including general medicine, general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, bypass surgery, cardiac rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery, intensive care and telemetry, oncology services, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopaedic services, physical therapy, skilled nursing services, respiratory therapy, lithotripsy and various outpatient services. At the beginning of 2012, Rapides Regional Medical Center became the first verified Level II Trauma Center in Louisiana. The medical staff includes physicians in more than 30 medical specialties.
Rapides Regional Medical Center set a shining example by becoming a three-time winner of the Louisiana Quality Award. This award honors businesses and organizations that are leaders in the pursuit of quality and service. Rapides Regional Medical Center was also honored by being named one of the nation's "100 Top Hospitals - Benchmarks for Success." The annual study lists hospitals based on quality, operations and financial management. In addition, we operate the area’s first Certified Stroke Center, offering comprehensive stroke care from the minute a patient walks through our door to the time they go home. Plus we are the only accredited, Cycle III Chest Pain Center in Central Louisiana.
In 1993, the operating assets and name of Rapides Regional Medical Center were sold to Central Louisiana Healthcare Systems Partnership. Then, in 1998, the joint venture restructured to a limited liability corporation - Rapides Healthcare System. Today, HCA continues to own a 74% interest and Rapides Foundation owns a 26% interest in the Rapides Healthcare System. The RHS board is represented by an equal third representation of HCA appointees, physicians and Rapides Foundation appointees.
Alexandria is an attractive, family oriented community and the 5th happiest city in the U. S., according to a recent Harvard study. In addition to excellent schools, two universities, beautiful neighborhoods, museums, cultural events, festivals and a welcoming diverse community; the area is also referred to as “Sportsman’s Paradise” with lakes, beautiful golf courses, biking trails, hunting, fishing and water sports to enjoy. You will also find easy access to larger cities, such as Houston, Dallas in less than an hour utilizing beautiful AEX airport to connect you to U. S. destinations or international travel. Enjoy a low cost of living, no long commutes and a welcoming community, making this a wonderful place to call home and have a successful career in healthcare.
Rapides Regional Medical Center’s website is http://www.rapidesregional.com
The City of Alexandria’s website is http://www.cityofalexandriala.com
Our Convention Bureau website is http://theheartoflouisiana.com
Job SummaryRapides Regional Medical Center is actively recruiting a BC/BE Orthopaedic Surgeon to join two others in an existing practice. The practice call is shared 1:3; with plans to increase the group to four or five. Competitive compensation package includes salary guarantee, wrvu incentive, relocation, possible student loan repayment and/or sign on bonus. Also included are superior benefits such as 401K, health, disability, life and so much more included in this comprehensive package.
Rapides Regional Medical Center was certified as a Level II Trauma service in early 2012; with two trauma trained orthopeadic physicians on staff; a general orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in total joint, sport's or hand would complement the services already offered. The current community deficit is 11.4 for Orthopaedic Surgeons in the geographic service area, and with a large primary care referral base, a new provider is sure to be successful immediately, with a high earning potential!
Rapides Regional is an award winning facility and market leader for central Louisiana with Cycle II Chest Pain Certification as well as Joint Commission Stroke Accredited Center; one of the few in Louisiana with these designations. Louisiana is a Tort Reform State (capped malpractice claims), which makes this a very physician friendly practice opportunity. With a large service area of 450,000 plus and no saturation, practices ramp up faster than other areas in the state, making it the ideal place to practice orthopedics. Alexandria, Louisiana has beautiful neighborhoods with housing styles ranging from eighteenth century to modern construction, great schools, lakes and so much more for quality of life. We were recently ranked by a Harvard study as being the 5th happiest place to live in the country! Increasing manufacturing and growth in the central Louisiana area provide a wonderful environment for practice. This is a great opportunity for a motivated Orthopaedic Surgeon to have a thriving, successful practice in a wonderful place to call home.
Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter to: Christa Reynolds, Physician Recruiter at Christa.Reynolds@HCAHealthcare.com. Applicants will be accepted until qualified candidates are identified. AA/EOE. This position does not qualify for Visa sponsorship.