Job ID: 290097148  |  Last Updated: 10/17/2022

Seeking Cardiovascular Surgeon to Expand Cardiac Care in East MS and West AL

Rush Hospital
Meridian , MS
Applicant Contact
Nicola Fruge
Physician Recruiter
(601) 938-5922
(601) 934-5922
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Rush Health Systems, based out of Meridian, MS, is searching for a BE/BC Cardiovascular surgeon to re-establish a Cardiovascular surgical program. The new physician will join the hospitals current cardiac service line of Interventional cardiology and vascular surgery as well as a vein and wound care center. This program addition will further strengthen all areas of the Rush Heart Program. Our group is dedicated to providing high-quality cardiac care throughout East Mississippi and West Alabama.
Rush Health Systems is an integrated health system consisting of a 215-bed hospital; a 49 bed LTAC hospital; 5 critical access hospitals, and over 30 clinics located throughout the area. We are the largest employer in the region with over 100 years of service to our community. Our hospital has the experience and infrastructure in place to build a successful cardiovascular program including skilled cardiac trained staff, administrative support and technologically advanced equipment. We are recruiting physician leaders who will shape the future of healthcare in our region. Rush Health Systems is committed to providing all the tools needed to make the Rush Heart Program the premier cardiovascular program in the region.
Highlights of this Cardiovascular surgical opportunity:
Ability to step into an already existing high-volume practice with a large 8 county referral network of Rush clinics and hospitals.
Patient service area of over 350,000 people.
Current team of 4 Interventional Cardiologists and 3 advanced practice practitioners; one vascular surgeon; and one vein specialist.
Cardiology Clinic is located in a multi-specialty clinic building which is adjacent to a 215-bed hospital with two cath labs and a new hybrid peripheral room.
Internal system volume. In 2020, we referred over 120 cardiovascular surgical procedures to other facilities.
23 bed closed ICU with dedicated medical/surgical team.
DaVinci Robot Surgical System.
Adult Hospitalist Program in place for more than 20 years.
Partnership with Ochsner Health.
Fully integrated Epic EHR system.
Engaged administration that directly supports our physicians.
Rapidly growing system with the addition of over 20 new physicians in the last two years, including 3 new Interventional Cardiologists.
Competitive base salary plus productivity to yield proven income potential over MGMA 75th%.
Enticing Recruitment Package consisting of sign-on and/or loan repayment.
Teaching opportunities for local family medicine residency program.
New procedures implemented recently include: Impella left ventricular assist device, pulmonary thrombectomy, orbital coronary atherectomy and ultraviolet laser atherectomy.

About Meridian, MS: A small city with a population of approximately 50,000. Commonly referred to as the Transportation Center of the South, Meridian is very centrally located with easy access to major cities including New Orleans, LA (3 hours); Jackson, MS (1.5 hours); Birmingham, AL (2 hours); Atlanta, GA (4 hours); and the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL (3.5 hours). It is a very family-oriented community with conservative values, a low cost of living, low crime rate and excellent school options. Meridian is also home to multiple opportunities for higher education, with Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University Meridian having campuses located with the city limits. Our beautiful year-round warm weather allows for multiple outdoor activities including camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and boating. Meridian has a strong medical community with Rush Health Systems serving as the largest private employer in the region. Known for its thriving performing arts, the city boasts the MS Arts & Entertainment Experience (The MAX); the Mississippi State University Riley Center; The Meridian Museum of Art; Meridian Little Theatre; the Meridian Symphony Orchestra; and most recently, the spectacular Mississippi Childrens Museum - Meridian. The city has an active economic/business development organization (EMBDC) that promotes new and existing developments and leadership opportunities. Recognized as a philanthropic community, there are multiple avenues to get involved in service and social organizations. Meridian is truly a hidden gem in the South.

For more information please contact:

Nicola Fruge
Physician Recruiter
Rush Health Systems
1314 19th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39301
601-703-4578 (office)
601-938-5922 (cell)

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