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First Physicians Group of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is looking to employ an Advanced Gastroenterologist to join their successful employed physician group on the West Coast of Florida. Sarasota is located approximately 60 minutes south of Tampa. The area is known for the arts, great restaurants, world-class beaches, excellent schools and a wide variety of activities for all ages.
Sarasota Memorial is a CMS 5-Star rated hospital in Florida for its overall quality. It is the only hospital in Florida and one of just 52 across the nation to maintain their top rating since 2016. In October 2021, Sarasota Memorial opened the Brian D. Jellison Cancer Center, a 56-bed Comprehensive Cancer Institute on the Main Campus. The health system also expanded its footprint by opening a 212 bed acute-care hospital in Venice, Florida.
First Physicians Group Gastroenterology practice was developed in 2020 and has quickly expanded to eight board-certified Gastroenterologists supported by 8 Advanced Practice Providers. The Gastroenterology practice resides in specialty-specific building adjacent to the main hospital which includes a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center and clinic. Since opening in October of 2020, more than 7,000 procedures have been performed in the outpatient endoscopy center.
The size and diversity of the campus, as well as tremendous inpatient and outpatient volume, offers opportunity for recruitment of Gastroenterologists of all skill sets and interests. The Gastroenterology Division is comprised of an Interventional Endoscopy Section as well as a section of General Gastroenterology and presents an opportunity for academic affiliation and/or appointment from Florida State University College of Medicine. Recruitment is under way to accommodate growth on the main campus as well as expansion to the new SMH -Venice Hospital.
Highlights of the position:
Please contact Joelle Hennesey, Director, Physician & APP Recruitment, for more information about the position.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is among the largest acute care public health systems in Florida. The Sarasota Campus has our flagship 839-bed acute-care hospital and a 56 bed, 8-story Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute Oncology Tower. With more than 8,500 employees and 1,400 physicians, it is Sarasota County’s largest employer. A not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1925, we are a full-service health system with specialized expertise in Heart, Vascular, Cancer Care, Level II Trauma Center and neuroscience services. We also offer a large network of outpatient centers, long-term care and rehabilitation care among our many programs. The hospital has been awarded Magnet Nursing designation four times – the nation's highest honor for excellence in nursing.
First Physicians Group is one of Florida's Gulf Coast's leaders in primary and specialty care with an impressive 29-year history in the community. With over 550+ Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers in 46 different specialties and 66 practice locations, it is backed by the tradition and strength of Sarasota Memorial Hospital.