Welcome to “Pain Points,” an e-newsletter from Solvent Networks intended to discuss the problems that keep hospital leaders up at night and inform them about programs, services and products offered by our partner companies that can help. Every two weeks, we tackle one pain point and present a ready-to-deploy Solvent Networks solution.
It’s getting harder for rural hospitals to hire and keep good physicians.
Check your assumptions about what they really want.
Rural hospitals face daily challenges finding, recruiting and retaining quality doctors. But a new survey from Jackson Physician Search, a Solvent Networks endorsed partner, identifies gaps between what physicians want and what administrators think they want, suggesting there may be some low-cost, creative strategies that could help.
For example, when asked about the top factors in choosing a rural practice location, administrators said “compensation,” while physicians responded “community culture.” In ranking incentives other than compensation, administrators focused on loan forgiveness and flexible scheduling, while physicians cited things like autonomy and leadership opportunities.
Yes, compensation still ranks high on the “important” list for of both groups. But rural physicians also value a patient-focused culture, teamwork, a family-friendly environment and participatory decision-making. Engagement of the CEO in the recruitment process can also be an influential factor.
An industry leader in physician recruitment, Jackson Physician Search offers an extensive, in-house database of physicians and outreach strategies to find top physician and advanced practice provider candidates on a daily basis. Their team collectively has more than 125 years of physician recruiting experience. To set up a meeting, contact us today.
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