In 2007, we found ourselves in a transition stage with our Anesthesia Department at one of our hospitals. The incumbent group was nearing the end of their contract, and the new group was not slated to start for a few months. During this period, we were down 2-3 FTEs. Our affiliate hospital in Waynesboro also used locums Anesthesia doctors.
I was working with multiple locums companies representing multiple providers. We were experiencing quality issues with some of the doctors, and managing the process of covering the openings at both hospitals was becoming a full time job for me. I realized that I needed a better solution.
Medicus offered to manage my entire schedule for both hospitals and guarantee both the coverage and the quality of the physicians. We knew that Medicus was easy to work with, and the quality and consistency of the Medicus physicians was the best that we had experienced. So, we decided to work with Medicus exclusively, giving me a single point of contact.
Medicus seamlessly managed us through our transition. The quality of their clinical team, as well as the efficiency of their internal team allowed us to focus on the development of our new practice policies, operations and permanent recruiting.
Although the transition is over and we have a full staff, we use Medicus physicians for unexpected vacancies and vacation coverage - for Anesthesia and other specialties. Our medical staff and community enjoy seeing familiar physicians when we need help.
I would recommend Medicus to any facility that may find themselves in a similar situation.