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No Location in Mind, Dr. Hela Kotob’s Job Search Was Wide Open

January 9th, 2018
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When Dr. Hela Kotob started her search for a job post-residency, she felt overwhelmed by her options. Without a particular location in mind, she entertained a bunch of possibilities. Her family wanted her to come back to Iowa, but she was more interested in traveling somewhere new. Engaged to be married, her husband, also a […]

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Posted in For Residents

The Top 5 Most-Read Posts of 2017

December 27th, 2017
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The Shift’s most-read posts from 2017 ran the gamut, from columns on physician burnout by Vice President of Marketing and Recruiting Dr. Travis Ulmer, to a story by President of USACS East Dr. Angelo Falcone on the responsibilities of physician ownership, to a 4-year-old post on hospital capacity management by Chief of Observation Services Dr. […]

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How To Leave With Class

December 13th, 2017
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“Certainly, we had some challenges along the way,” said Dr. Allin Vesa, “But Iredell was our baby, and we nurtured it.” Until recently, Dr. Vesa was the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Iredell Health System in Statesville, North Carolina. Iredell had an average size community emergency department – about 34,000 visits per year – […]

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Posted in Hospital Partnership, Leadership, Quality Efficiency Utilization

Dr. Erik Schobitz Travels To Post-Hurricane Florida and Puerto Rico

November 1st, 2017
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As Hurricane Irma barreled toward Florida as a Category 5 storm, the nation’s emergency response and the media kicked into high gear. The extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey in Houston seemed to have caught everyone off-guard, and no one wanted to make the same mistake twice. Dr. Erik Schobitz, a pediatric emergency physician with US […]

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Disaster Response A Continual Learning Process, Says Dr. James Augustine

October 11th, 2017
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Dr. James Augustine is a national expert on disaster preparedness. He has written disaster plans for multiple regions and cities, has served on fire departments and EMS teams from Washington D.C., to Atlanta, to Dayton, and has assisted the state of Ohio in drafting its own disaster plan. He serves on the Board of Directors for […]

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