Beacon Medical Group

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Beacon Health System
Beacon Health System, North Central Indiana’s largest, non-profit health system, is comprised of award-winning hospitals, Elkhart General Hospital and Memorial Hospital of South Bend.  Both hospitals have operated for more than 100 years in their respective communities.  Elkhart General and Memorial represent two medical legacies that deliver world-class health care to communities across North Central Indiana and Southwest Michigan. 

Elkhart General Hospital

• Sleep Disorder Center accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

• A cardiac surgery program designated as one of America’s 100 best from HealthGrades, Inc.

• Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit accreditation for Acute IP Rehab and Stroke by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

• Oncology accreditation by the Commission on Cancer

• Radiation Oncology accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology

• Breast Care Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology

• New state-of-the-art Center for Joint Replacement

• 150,000-square-foot expansion of Surgery Department will open in 2015

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

• The region’s only Level II Trauma Center and MedFlight Helicopter

• Northern Indiana’s only designated Children’s Hospital

• The only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the region

• More cancer is treated at Memorial Regional Cancer Center than any other facility in the region

• The most advanced robotic surgery program in the region

• Memorial Epworth Center, the region’s most comprehensive behavioral health resource

• The National Research Corporation named Memorial Hospital of South Bend as a Consumer Choice Award winner for the 11th consecutive year

• First hospital in the region to house hybrid Operating rooms

Our exceptional care includes Beacon Medical Group, which features over 50 primary care and specialty practice locations, represents more than 40 specialties and employs 230 physicians and 80 advanced practice clinicians.  The rapidly growing Beacon Medical Group team uses the latest technology and a collaborative, integrated approach to support patients throughout their health care journey.  The physicians use Beacon’s comprehensive services and resources to provide our community with a full continuum of care including all aspects of wellness, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Beacon Medical Group is the largest medical group in the region.

Beacon Benefits
Beacon provides support for their physicians to flourish in a financially sound, well-managed and integrated health care system that enables providers to focus on providing the highest possible standard of care to their patients. Beacon Health System offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options
• Life insurance options
• Long-term disability coverage
• Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
• Continuing Medical Education
• Rewards for Savings Plans 403(b) and 457(b)
• Paid Malpractice with tail coverage  

Innovation in South Bend and Elkhart
South Bend has a rich history of innovation endeavors, beginning with the Studebaker Corporation and its commitment to quality, reliability and innovation. Today, the city continues this tradition of creative excellence by encouraging inventiveness, connecting innovators with investors and market specialists, promoting an environment for research and supporting businesses’ development of their technology products.

Elkhart is a most innovative and entrepreneurial community, known as the RV Capital of the World, headquarters to international corporations and the birthplace of Alka-Seltzer, with innovations in electronics and band instruments.  Elkhart County boasts more patents than any other Hoosier county outside of the state capital.

Innovation Efforts at Beacon, South Bend and Surrounding Area
• Innovation Everywhere! @ Beacon Health System
• Innovation Park
• Midwest Institute for Nanotechnology Discovery
• Pfeil Innovation Center
• Ignition Park 

The City of South Bend
South Bend is located in St. Joseph County in North Central Indiana, situated 10 miles south of the Indiana-Michigan state line and 90 miles east of Chicago. The city sits on the St. Joseph River, which flows to Lake Michigan. Neighboring cities include Mishawaka, Granger and Notre Dame.

Population Facts
• Fourth largest city in Indiana
• St. Joseph County: 266,000
• Fourth largest county in Indiana
• Offers the conveniences of a city without the traffic hassles and high taxes of a large metropolis

St. Joseph County Area School Awards
• America’s Best High Schools 2015 – U.S. News and World Report
• Four-Star Schools – Indiana Department of Education
• A rated schools from the Indiana Department of Education   

The City of Elkhart
Elkhart is located in Elkhart County in North Central Indiana, 15 miles east of South Bend and sits on the Elkhart and St. Joseph Rivers.  The Elkhart River flows into the St. Joseph at Island Park, just north of downtown.  Neighboring cities include Goshen, Bristol and Middlebury.

Population Facts
• 51,000
• Fifteenth largest city in Indiana
• Elkhart County: 200,000
• Sixth largest county in Indiana

Elkhart County Area School Awards
• America’s Best High Schools 2015 – U.S. News and World Report
• Four-Star Schools – Indiana Department of Education
• A rated schools from the Indiana Department of Education 

Attractions in South Bend, Elkhart and Surrounding Areas
The area boasts several restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor parks and plazas
• Studebaker National Museum
• South Bend Museum of Art
• Morris Performing Arts Center
• Memorial Health Works! Kids Museum
• Potawatomi Zoo
• Four Winds Field, Home of the South Bend Cubs, Chicago Cubs Class A Affiliate
• South Bend Chocolate Company and Chocolate Cafe
• Lerner Performing Arts Center
• Midwest Museum of American Art
• Elkhart Jazz Festival
• RV/MH Hall of Fame
• Nibco Water and Ice Park
• Numerous parks, lakes and golf courses
• Close to several Lake Michigan beaches
• Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, located in Buchanan, Michigan (Southwest Michigan area)

Higher Education in South Bend, Elkhart and the Surrounding Area

The area is home to several universities/colleges: University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, Saint Mary’s College, Indiana University South Bend, Bethel College, Goshen College, Ivy Tech State College, Brown Mackie College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Southwestern Michigan College, Andrews University and Indiana Tech.

Proximity to major cities

South Bend:
• Chicago (90 miles)
• Indianapolis (130 miles)
• Detroit (215 miles)
• Lake Michigan area (26 miles)


• Chicago (110 miles)
• Indianapolis (150 miles)
• Detroit (218 miles)
• Lake Michigan area (50 miles)

Cost of Living in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties
• 31% cheaper than Chicago
• Housing is 64% cheaper than Chicago
• Median home price for single family:
• St. Joseph - $119,900
• Elkhart -$125,000
• Midwest - $163,600