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Three out of three Clinicians Agree, Vista Medical Center East is THE Place to Practice Medicine!

Posted on Thu, Feb 05, 2015
Three out of three Clinicians Agree, Vista Medical Center East is THE Place to Practice Medicine!

Vista Health System is a community healthcare provider, a network that includes two hospitals in Waukegan — Vista Medical Center East and Vista Medical Center West, as well as the Vista Lindenhurst campus that includes an Ambulatory Care Center, a Surgery Center and a freestanding emergency center.  There are 192 beds at Vista East with Hospitalists at the East campus.

Here are 5 reasons to practice at Vista Medical Center:

  1. Vista East is ranked 34 out of 219 hospitals in Illinois and 29 out of 118 hospitals in the Chicago Metro area
  2. Cerner EMR with 36 hours of scribe coverage fully funded by EmCare
  3. 20 hours of APP coverage daily:  9a-7p/5p-3a
  4. Waukegan is located in northern Illinois, just a short distance away from the city of Chicago, within view of Lake Michigan
  5. Chicago is home to The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Millennium Park and The Art Institute of Chicago

Here's what three Vista clinicians have to say about the facility!

Get to Know Our November Clinician of the Month: Dr. Rebecca Parker


In Case You Missed It: Nov. 21, 2014

Posted on Fri, Nov 21, 2014
In Case You Missed It: Nov. 21, 2014

“In Case You Missed It” is a weekly roundup of popular healthcare headlines.

[from] Becker's CEO roundtable: 12 healthcare leaders on their priorities, the PPACA and physicians.
The rules of healthcare are changing: the tools transforming, the resources shifting... read more at >>

Antifragile in EM by George Kovacs. 
I think most of us have observed a change in clinician decision-making skills where learners and practitioners are increasingly uncomfortable with uncertainty. Read more at >>

[from] Opioid ODs caused 100k ER visits in 2010.
Prescription opioid overdoses prompted more than 100,000 emergency department (ED) visits in 2010 and cost hospitals more than continue to >>

FEATURED HEALTHCARE JOB: Hospitalist in Palm Springs, CA 

Becoming the Oldest Living Generation.
My father in law died yesterday. His final days were surrounded by continue reading at >>

FEATURED HEALTHCARE JOB: Pediatrician in Macon, GA (Forbes 2014 Best Place to Live!)

[from Modern] IOM panel urges more EHR collection of social, behavioral data. 
Physicians should collect more information about patients' behavior and social environment in their electronic health records, according to continue reading at >>


More than an ED physician, more than a recruiter, Dr. Adam Brown is an EmCare Recruitment Champion! Dr. Brown is so happy practicing with EmCare, he brings other physicians on board. Find out why he's willing work both for EmCare and with EmCare.



Doctors Reveal the Best Advice Received in Med School

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Doctors say the darndest things. Ranging from the most counterintuitive to the most inspiring, doctors reveal the most memorable pieces of advice they received while attending med school.

Watch the preview below and click here to see entire slideshow!


Join the conversation!  @EmCareInc
Twitter-icon.jpg What was the best advice you received in med school?
Share it on Twitter with the hashtag #MedSchoolTips!


12 Hospitals. 1 All-Expense Paid Trip. Register Now for EmCare's Hiring Conference!

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2014
12 Hospitals. 1 All-Expense Paid Trip. Register Now for EmCare's Hiring Conference!

Senior residents and experienced providers will have the opportunity to interview with up to 12 hospitals at EmCare’s inaugural “Hiring Conference.” The event will be held at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., on Sept. 25 and 26, 2014. Hosted by EmCare’s North Division, the event kicks off with a “Meet & Greet” Reception on Thursday evening, followed on Friday by a full day of educational presentations and interviews.

The conference is geared to generate interest in a select group of Emergency Department
(ED) and Inpatient Services (IPS) practices at EmCare-affiliated facilities in New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Pre-screened candidates will have the opportunity for an on-site interview with Site Medical Directors and a letter of intent to secure a contract, while enjoying complimentary travel and hotel accommodations, including a stay at the one-of-a kind, historic Hotel Hershey.  

Sites include:

  • Blue Mountain (ED and IPS) – Lehighton, Pa.
  • Community Health of Scranton (ED) – Scranton, Pa.
  • East Liverpool City Hospital (ED) – East Liverpool, Ohio
  • Heart of Lancaster (ED) – Lancaster, Pa.
  • Holy Spirit Hospital (ED) – Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Lancaster Regional Medical Center (ED) – Lancaster, Pa.
  • Meadville Medical Center (ED) – Meadville, Pa.
  • Saint Peter’s University Hospital (ED) – New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Trumbull Memorial Hospital (ED and IPS) – Warren, Ohio
  • Washington Health System (ED and IPS) – Washington, Pa.
  • Wheeling Hospital (ED) – Wheeling, W.V.
  • Williamsport Regional Medical Center (ED) – Williamsport, Pa.

Third- and fourth-year residents, as well as experienced providers for Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist positions, are especially encouraged to attend. Registrants will be pre-screened to determine their fit with EmCare, a leading national provider of healthcare practices.

“This is a great opportunity for providers to meet with this region’s Medical Directors to discuss and earn top-priority positions while evaluating the right fit for them,” said Eileen McKeogh, Physician Recruiting Manager of EmCare’s North Division. “Rarely do Medical Directors and Providers have the chance to gather face-to-face and collaborate on where their skills will be the best match.”

To learn more about EmCare’s 2014 Hiring Conference, please call Amanda DiRuggieri at 215.442.5170.  For opportunities nationwide, visit or contact us directly at