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4 Reminders for Healthcare Leaders During National Hospital Week

Optimum Permanent Placement Services is pleased to recognize the contributions of our country’s hospitals and health systems as well as the dedicated individuals—from physicians and nurse practitioners to administrators and volunteers—who devote their lives to providing their communities with quality care and service. In keeping with Hoover’s sentiments, we urge others to do so, too.

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How a Negative Review Could Shape Your Strategic Plan

Healthcare is becoming a consumer-based purchase for patients. Since their financial responsibility is increasing rapidly, many patients are shopping around, becoming more interested in the cost of their care, and independently navigating through health system and provider brands.

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5 Simple Ways to Combat Stress and Physician Burnout

“Burnout,” a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion, plagues medical professionals worldwide. According to Medscape’s 2018 National Physician Burnout & Depression Report, 42 percent of physician respondents experience burnout. Unfortunately, this high level of stress often begins in medical school, intensifying as a physician’s career progresses.

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How Rural Hospitals and Practices Can Attract Physicians

If you’re a manager or administrator at a rural hospital or practice, you’re likely all too familiar with the difficulties in attracting and retaining qualified clinicians. Physicians are already in demand, and you must compete with your urban and suburban counterparts for top talent. So, how can you better ensure clinicians accept a job offer?

Vermont

Venture to Vermont

Southern Vermont is known for its beautiful fall foliage and plentiful outdoor adventures, like hiking and skiing. Nestled in the heart of New England, the region is rich with history, and residents can take advantage of an affordable housing market and cost of living. Major New England cities, like Boston, MA, are just a day trip away! Excellent school systems coupled with four seasons of recreational opportunities create the ideal location to consider putting down roots.

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How to Combat 3 Common Reasons Your Providers Quit

Providers are diverse and so are the reasons physicians and other clinicians quit, change jobs, and retire early. Although seeking more attractive pay can be an incentive, it might not be the primary motivation for finding a different opportunity. While some departures could seem impulsive to healthcare leaders, the providers probably experienced their breaking points some time ago.

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Beyond the White Coat: Improving Patient Care

Jamie’s mom was strapped to a gurney; her eyes were vacant and her features pallid. The ambulance ride was a whirlwind of monitors and barked orders, somehow muffled by Jamie’s pounding heart and the unidentified rushing in her ears. When they arrived at the hospital, the girl helplessly trailed the paramedics’ purposeful steps as they shouted numbers and called for action. A woman in a white coat approached Jamie.

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4 Ways Healthcare Leaders Can Honor National Doctors’ Day

For anyone unfamiliar with the annual observance of National Doctors’ Day, March 30 is the day to recognize physicians and their service to our nation. Hospitals, practices, and health systems across the U.S. commemorate the day by honoring physicians through a variety of festivities. Lots of patients mark the annual event, too, bestowing well wishes and small tokens of appreciation on the doctors who provide them and their families with excellent care.

Southeastern Massachusetts

Settle in Southern New England

Southeastern Massachusetts offers the best of New England with four seasons of recreational activity, a wonderful quality of life, and proximity to Boston, MA, and Providence, RI. This region is notable for its major cities and historic roots and for nearby, picturesque vacation spots, like Nantucket Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod.

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How Can You Encourage Referrals?

Referrals are the lifeblood of a practice and an essential element for expanding your patient network. Developing a strategy to foster referrals is one of the best approaches to grow 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 three suggestions to help you gain new patients.