General Surgeons Needed

Baptist Health Fort Smith
Facility: Baptist Health Fort Smith 
Address: 1001 Towson Avenue 
Fort Smith, AR 72901 
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Specialty: Surgery 
Candidate Type: MD, DO 
Visas Accepted: No J1 or H1
Loan Repayment: Not Specified
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General Surgeons Needed

Baptist Health Forth Smith (BHFS), in conjunction with Baptist Health Physician Services (BHPS), is recruiting two General Surgeons to join an existing group of three employed general surgeons. The recruitment need is to replace a physician who recently left the practice and for an increase in demand. One physician does the bulk of the general surgery cases while the other two have an emphasis on bariatric and cosmetic surgery.

The opportunity for growth is tremendous as this 492-bed facility has over 68,000 visits per year through the ER. The 103-bed sister hospital in Van Buren is only 15 minutes away and has over 27,000 visits per year. The draw area is a substantial portion of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma with more than 40 clinics and over 100 employed providers.

BHFS is a full service hospital with 10 ORs and a full slate of specialty physicians. This includes interventional radiology and intensivist coverage in the 24 bed ICU. BHFS also has Da Vinci Robotics including the XI and SI robots. The hospital will be moving to EPIC EMR in June of 2019 and the clinics will follow in September. Call is projected to be 1:4 or 1:5 based on new additions to the staff. The physician clinics are within walking distance to the hospital

About Baptist Health Fort Smith

Baptist Health Fort Smith is 492- bed hospital complete with an emergency department, intensive care unit, outpatient imaging and surgery center. It offers a wide range of specialties including cardiology, neuro-interventional radiology, orthopedics, pediatrics and geriatrics. The facility is accredited by the Joint Commission and continues to earn recognition for exceptional stroke and heart care by national agencies. 

The health system also includes a 103-bed hospital in nearby Van Buren, Ark., and more than 40 clinic locations. Baptist Health Fort Smith employs nearly 100 providers and works closely with independent and contracted physicians in the community to provide quality care to its patients.

Baptist Health Fort Smith, formerly known as Sparks Regional Medical Center, was built in 1887 making it the state’s first hospital.

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Located on the Arkansas River, Fort Smith is the second largest city in Arkansas and home to roughly 88,000 people. The city recently celebrated its Bicentennial and continues to focus on economic growth and quality of life while still paying homage to its roots. The Fort Smith National Historic Site traces the town's origins as a military post during the frontier era and along with several other historic sites and museums continues to draw guests from across the country.


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