It’s a buyer’s market for physician jobs. Hospitals not having a hospitalist program are at a disadvantage:
Doctors are satisfied with Coweta’s patient base and current hospital facilities, but some are reluctant to make a commitment to Coweta because of Newnan Hospital’s lack of a “hospitalist” program, according to Bass . . .
. . . A lack of financial resources has so far prevented Newnan from establishing a hospitalist program. The hospitalist must be paid from the time he or she begins work, but there is a time lag before the hospitalist begins to produce income for the hospital. The cash shortfall can be substantial. If Piedmont acquires Newnan as anticipated, Piedmont will have the cash resources to establish the hospitalist program.