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Doctor Recruitment Essential To Patient Care
02/02/2010

Southwest Medical Center's renovation project is more than just bricks and mortar. Recruitment of physicians is also a goal of the project. Southwest Medical Center CEO Norm Lambert gives some very eye opening statistics concerning our current doctor situation. He stated, “50% of the physicians on our staff are 60 years old or older, and 1/3 of those are over 65.” He went on to say “I don’t want to say that they are going to retire tomorrow, because 65 is probably the new 55, but at some point in time some of those physicians will be looking at retirement, and we need to get ahead of the curve a little bit and we need more physicians. Probably are most critical need right now is lacking physicians. The physicians are the lifeblood of the hospital.” According to Lambert, there are currently 28 other small communities in Kansas looking for primary care physicians. Essential to the recruitment of doctors are up to date facilities.Lambert went on to say,”They want something that is convenient for themselves and their patients, they want up to date facilities and technology. And of course our proposed renovations and addition to the hospital will provide those.” New Medicare patients are having to go elsewhere to be seen by a doctor as the current staff of physicians are not taking new medicare patients. Lambert also stated that it takes a community to recruit new physicians. Prospective physicians are looking to have a nice medical practice, beyond that, they will be looking at schools, they will look at shopping, and quality of life amenities like the Waterpark, the new movie theater and the improvements to the community are very attractive to people. For more on the proposed renovation, go to www.swmedcenter.com

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