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7 Keys to Creating a Successful Partnership between Physicians and Non-Physician Providers

The number of non-physician providers (NPPs) practicing within hospitals has increased dramatically, especially in hospitalist programs. This is largely due to the increased demand for streamlined inpatient medical care and an inadequate supply of physicians. Additionally, the cost of hiring NPPs is a fraction of the cost of hiring physicians, adding incentive for programs to embrace the practice.

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Chambersburg: 10 Ways to Experience the Charm

As one of the fastest growing communities in Pennsylvania, Chambersburg is the perfect blend of culture and energy nestled amid small-town charm. It also has a strong medical presence, with plenty of permanent placement openings for physicians through Summit Healthcare. So why should you consider practicing medicine and putting down roots in Chambersburg? Read on.

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How to Make Your New Resolution a New Habit

Resolutions always begin with a positive outlook; however, maintaining that energy throughout the rest of the year is much more difficult. Here are three steps to help your New Year’s resolution come true…

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Tips for Residents, Young Doctors on Managing Loan Debt

Debt is a significant problem that many graduates face, particularly residents. According to, in 2016, the average medical school debt was roughly $190,000, with approximately 25 percent of grads shouldering debts greater than $200,000. Of course, these figures do not include credit card debt, a mortgage, and/or other loans that residents and new doctors may carry.

3 Reasons a Permanent Staffing Agency Is Your Advocate

As a healthcare leader, you have responsibilities that may feel like a never-ending to-do list. Despite being pulled in numerous directions, delivering quality patient care is one of your most important objectives. To meet this goal, your facility must be fully staffed with the right providers. Staffing shortages can be a daunting hurdle to overcome, especially around the holidays.

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5 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Seasoned Physicians

Many physicians practice beyond the Social Security full-benefit retirement age, which is currently 66 years and two months for people born in 1955 and will gradually rise to 67 for those born in 1960 or later. Moreover, according to A Census of Actively Licensed Physicians in the United States, 2016, published by the Federation of State Medical Boards last year, nearly 20 percent of actively licensed physicians in the U.S. and District of Columbia are between 60 and 69 years of age and 10 percent are 70 and over.

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3 Things Healthcare Leaders Can Do to Avoid Holiday Burnout

‘Tis the season to be jolly. After all, December is a month of multicultural celebrations, from Christmas and Hanukkah to Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve. Many of us look forward to spending time with family and friends, planning celebratory meals, hosting get-togethers, decorating our homes, and shopping for the perfect gifts. And while these occasions can bring much joy, they also can leave a number of us feeling more than a little overwhelmed.

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How Medical Practices Can Increase Patient Referrals

Developing a strategy to foster referrals is one of the best approaches for growing your patient base. In addition, it is typically one of the least expensive, most manageable things you can do to promote your practice. Read on for several suggestions that can help you gain new patients with a little assistance from those you currently treat.

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Developing a Better Medical Practice Team in 3 Steps

As a medical practice manager, you work with a diverse set of professionals, including physicians, other clinicians, and clerical staff. Some of your team may have recently entered the workforce while others could be looking to retire within the next few years. What’s more, everyone has a distinct personality and different skill set(s) as well as a preferred way of completing tasks.

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5 Ways to Celebrate NP Week at Your Hospital, Medical Practice

National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week—which provides opportunities for healthcare leaders and co-workers to formally recognize practicing NPs and their important contributions to medicine—officially began Sunday, November 11. As a hospital executive or practice manager, you have likely put something in place to show your NPs how much you value their dedication to and delivery of quality care.