Harris Regional Hospital, located only 50 minutes from Asheville, NC is seeking a primary care physician to join six well established and respected physicians at Harris Medical Associates who serve Jackson County. The hospital employed position includes a competitive base salary with bonus opportunity, full benefits, sign-on, relocation assistance, and student loan repayment assistance if needed. There is an established hospitalist program to cover all inpatient activity. This is an excellent opportunity in a growing community and an approved NHSC site!
Harris Regional Hospital was named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission for performance on the measure sets of heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ranking places Harris Regional Hospital in the top one-third of Joint Commission-accredited organizations in the nation reporting accountability measure performance data for the 2012 calendar year.
As a regional facility serving a multi-county area, Harris Regional Hospital offers two dozen medical specialties with a medical staff of more than 100 physicians working alongside nearly 800 employees. Each year, Harris Regional Hospital provides care for approximately 5,000 inpatients and 225,000 outpatients visiting the hospital and employed physician practices. The hospital serves as a medical hub for patients from around the region with more than half of the hospital's patients coming from outside Jackson County.
Major service lines include women's care, orthopaedics, general surgery, cardiology and emergency medicine. In its women's care specialty, Harris Regional Hospital is pleased to have been recognized by the North Carolina Quality Center, an affiliate of the North Carolina Hospital Association, for having an early elective delivery rate of just one percent (1%). Harris Regional Hospital was also ranked second among all North Carolina hospitals for avoiding unnecessary C-section deliveries, according to Consumer Reports data. Harris received the best out of five possible ratings, indicating one of the lowest percentages of unnecessary C-sections out of the state's 82 hospitals.
Harris Regional Hospital operates an urgent care in Sylva and an outpatient facility in Franklin, North Carolina, which is 25 miles south of Sylva. The hospital is affiliated with various regional organizations through clinical and community partnerships that benefit the health of the region.