Rawlins Hospital Outlines Recruitment Obstacles
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The head of the Rawlins hospital says the community needs more amenities to recruit doctors.
The Associated Press reports that Ned Hill, chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, says about one in 25 doctors recruited by the hospital ends up signing on.
Hill says the hospital’s biggest recruitment problem is that doctors’ spouses want more amenities than the city offers.
Hill spoke to the Carbon County Economic Development Corp. board on Monday. He said working with the corporation helps with recruiting doctors.
He says the hospital doesn’t have enough doctors but has too many employees in other staff positions. He says the hospital plans to eliminate some positions if current staffers leave.