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5 Beautiful Hospital Locations


Many hospitals are located in pleasant surroundings in or near resort areas throughout the United States. These locations can be in the desert, mountains, by lakes or the sea. The medical centers offer excellent facilities for physicians and medical staff who want to live in beautiful hospital locations with opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreational activities.

  1. Palm Springs, California

This hospital is located in the beautiful Coachella Valley where the desert meets the mountains. Palm Springs and neighboring communities of Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert and La Quinta offer golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, great shopping and dining are all close by. The weather is warm, dry and clear.

The famous Dwight Eisenhower Medical Center is located in Rancho Mirage in the heart of the Palm Springs area on 80 acres of land donated by Bob and Dolores Hope in 1966. Although the not-for-profit hospital was was named for our 34th President, its patients include an impressive list of entertainment personalities. The Betty Ford Center is adjacent to the hospital. In addition, the medical center has three urgent care facilities located around Palm Springs, La Quinta and Rancho Mirage.

  1. Vail, Colorado

Skiing and snowboarding are great winter sports options at nearby Vail, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. Mountain biking, camping, hiking and fishing are off-season activities that are offered high in the Rockies. The views are stunning and the air is crisp and cool at this 8,000 foot elevation.

Vail Valley Medical Center is in one of several beautiful hospital locations in Colorado’s resort areas. The Vail Valley Medical Center specializes in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine, pulmonary and cardiac care. The Shaw Cancer Center is also part of the facility.

  1. Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks has something for everyone all year round. You will probably like this area if you enjoy golf, fishing, boating and other water sports. The shoreline features marinas, elegant mansions, family homes, weekend cabins and campgrounds.

Lake Regional Medical Center in Osage Beach, Missouri is another of several beautiful hospital locations. This facility offers a hospital, clinic and emergency care services.

  1. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is a popular vacation destination about 25 miles north of Miami with warm Atlantic beaches and canals on the Intracoastal Waterway. Boating, fishing, swimming, tennis and enjoying the sun are full-time activities. You will find incredible dining and shopping along with the Port Everglades cruise ship terminal easily at this location.  

The Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Everett Children’s Hospital is located in Fort Lauderdale with facilities in other areas of Broward County. Tennis star Chris Everett has raised millions of dollar for the children’s hospital, a leading regional pediatric care center.

  1. Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester is located in a scenic area with fishing, boating, hiking, skiing and snowboarding all within a short distance from town. The Pat’s Peak Ski Area is nearby with a snow sports school for children and adults. New Hampshire is a land of mountains and lakes and a seashore that appeals to sports people year-round.

Elliot Hospital in Manchester is a major medical center in the area with emergency care and clinics. This hospital includes a trauma center and rehabilitation facilities. The Elliot Health System is the largest provider of health care services in Southern New Hampshire.

These are just five of many beautiful hospital locations throughout the country. Physicians and other qualified medical personnel should definitely try to explore job opportunities at regional medical facilities that offer pleasant surroundings.

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5 Best iPad Apps for Physicians

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There is no denying that mobile technology has changed the way business is done in the world of healthcare, and continues to do so at a rapid pace – particularly for physicians on many levels, from education to reference to visual aid to personal health monitoring. Nowadays, you are able to make an appointment, fill a prescription, search through a database, tour a hospital virtually, keep in touch with friends and family, order delivery and much, much more, all with just a few flicks on a screen! The same ease of use we are all becoming accustomed to is also extending to doctors and patients inside hospitals. For example, one of the more popular uses of mobile devices is as a patient education tool.

But, there are a ton of apps out there, medical and otherwise. So, how do you know which ones are worth downloading and using, as a physician? We have put together a list of the 5 best iPad apps for physicians. Check it out!

The Top Five Medical iPad Apps for Physicians 

  1. My Chart Bedside – FREE ios ANDROID. My Chart Bedside is a useful tool for those who may need help getting their point across. This app gives doctors an effective way to communicate with their patients and also provides useful information regarding their care plan. This allows patients to feel more involved in their care. According to Physician’s Practice, “If you are working with a customer who is a little more educated on what you are trying to help them with, obviously it helps the process along. Patients are able to ask questions that they didn’t necessarily have the information to ask, in the past.
  2. Medicode – FREE ios ANDROID. This very handy app for the iPhone and iPad is a life support reference tool that you simply must download and utilize if you are a physician, because you will never be left without a digital backup of your important printed-paper resources. According to Practice Link, the Medicode app: “presents information as an overview of an entire algorithm or as a step-by-step walk through in using the algorithm in an emergency.”
  3. drawMD – FREE ios ANDROID. According to imedicalapps drawMD, “uses your mobile device to enhance doctor-patient communication by offering interactive visual guides as a new tool for explaining complex issues and possible medical and surgical solutions.”
  4. BlackBag Medical Resources – FREE ios .Medical news, tools, and resources for health professionals across multiple specialties and therapeutic areas – what’s not to like? This is a “handy app,” says the American Pharmacists Association
  5. Lexi-Comp. This is the only app on the list you will have to pay for. But, it’s worth it. This is a suite of mobile app databases, available only if you have an iPad. According to Lexi-Comp,“the databases and packages feature multiple indexes to expedite searching searching and advanced navigation to save valuable time. Updates to our content are available daily, so you always have timely clinical content at your fingertips.”

What sorts of iPad applications are you using as a physician? What sort of technology do you wish you could find? Elliot Health System is always looking to learn more about what physicians need from technology in and outside of the workplace! Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter today!

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Elliot Health System of Manchester, New Hampshire is a full-service community resource that serves the southern New Hampshire region. We are made up of doctor’s offices, a regional trauma center, a rehabilitation services, state-of-the-art neonatal and many other services. We are changing the way physicians and their families think about working in the medical profession and utilizing mobile devices is helping aid this transition. Check out our site to learn more about Elliot Health System or visit our facility anytime!

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Hospital Employment vs. Private Practice: Pros and Cons

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For any physician, making a decision between hospital employment vs. private practice takes a little thought. Each employment setting has both benefits and disadvantages, so you’ll want to determine which of the two offers more of the former in your situation. For example, if you have significant debt from student loans, your salary may take precedence over other factors. Your choice basically boils down to finances, autonomy and administrative work. 

Money Matters
Your potential starting salary in private practice may be less than what you could earn by working for a hospital, because a private practice makes its money on net collections. It takes time to build up significant income. Another consideration: when you work for a hospital, you’ll have to go through regular salary and contract negotiations. In addition to salary, you should consider other potential benefits like retirement, health insurance and the operational costs of private practice. If you choose a non-profit hospital in a medically underserved area, you may be eligible for loan forgiveness, which can make a significant contribution to your personal bottom line. Other issues: relocation assistance or a sign-on bonus.

Let’s face it — when you work for yourself, you call all the shots. That includes both patient care and operational management decisions. Working for a group physician practice means you’ll have more of a voice than working for a hospital. For some physicians, not having to make some of those decisions sounds like a terrific idea. But it can also mean that you have to live with the organization’s EMR or clinical practice guidelines. The support staff you work with report to the hospital, not you. If the organization adopts new practice or quality metrics, you’ll need to meet them even if you don’t agree with them.

Operational Aspects
As the boss, or one of the bosses, you’ll have to worry about things like payroll, human resource decisions, payor contracts, marketing and capital outlays. If you and your partners own your office building, there will be mortgage payments and maintenance issues. When you work for a hospital, someone else handles all those details. On the down side, it could mean you have to share an office or support staff, and if the organization decides to change a service line in which you practice, you may not be able to influence the decisions.

Other Considerations
One thing a hospital offers that you don’t usually find in private practice is the opportunity for shift work. Say you have young children, and want to adjust your work time to coincide with their schedules, or at least minimize conflicts. In a hospital specialty like emergency medicine or as a hospitalist, shift work is more likely to be an option. Shift work may also mean that you don’t have to take call.

The Bottom Line
Before you leap into either hospital employment or private practice, do your homework. Talk to colleagues on both sides of the equation, including recent graduates and experienced physicians. Ideally, find a few who have experience in both environments. Become familiar with the legislative and quality incentives looming in the future and consider how they may affect your practice style in both environments; remember, hospitals will be held more accountable for many of these issues. Consider potential reimbursement trends, such as a switch from direct production to ancillary services. Identify your negotiating strengths. For example, primary care physicians may have a lot of leverage right now because of shortages and high demand in that specialty.

Elliot Health System (EHS) is the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire. Check out our current job opportunities to see if you’re a match today!

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