Bolivar Medical Center
Employed Practice in Mississippi College Town
Delta Health Center (DHC) in Mound Bayou, MS is seeking to a second Family Practice physician to staff. The Center provides Family Practice, Pediatric, OB/GYN and Dentistry services. Traditional practice with 1:3 call. The DHC in Mound Bayou is the first rural Community Health Center in the United States and recently broke ground on a new 26,000 square foot facility that will provide care to medically underserved families. Today, the health center serves over 12,850 patients who otherwise may not have access to health care. The H. Jack Geiger Medical Center will expand the health center?s capacity to see more families in need of affordable primary health care services, such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, dental care, and OB/GYN services. It will also offer diagnostic services such as radiology and a pharmacy. Competitive salary, benefits, sign on bonus and relocation. The DHC is only nine miles from Cleveland, a very quaint community that prides itself on its locally owned economy, deep musical heritage and home to Delta State University.
About the Hospital
Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) is a 165-bed acute-care general hospital that includes a 35-bed nursing home. BMC’s medical campus also features the Medical Office Building and an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility with staff offering adult and pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as an aquatic therapy program.
In the past three years, LifePoint has invested roughly $10M in capital additions to BMC, including 64-slice CT, digital mammography, exterior and interior renovations, medical office building, geriatric psych unit, and wound care center. Additionally, the hospital is in the process of adding several new services, including hyperbaric wound care, swing bed, and in-patient geriatric psychiatric services.
BMC is a vital member of the Cleveland community and Bolivar County. It is the third largest employer in the county and supports the community through numerous sponsorships, participation in boards, committees, and civic organizations, and wellness initiatives such as smoking cessation classes, Weight Watchers and breast cancer awareness.
Conveniently located halfway between Memphis, Tennessee and Jackson, Mississippi, Cleveland is just 20 miles due east of the Mississippi River. With a population of 14,000 (Bolivar County has a population of over 50,000), Cleveland offers a small town charm with the educational and cultural opportunities of a much bigger city. Delta State University, a school of 4,000 students, provides an abundance of activities, classes, and educational opportunities for both adults and children. Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees are available in a variety of disciplines. The school’s 1,200-seat Bologna Performing Arts Center serves as a hub for the city’s rich cultural life, offering theater, dance, symphonies and musical performances. Fielding Wright Art Center is a spacious gallery that exhibits contemporary art by regional, national and international artists. Two 2-year junior colleges are less than an hour away: Mississippi Delta Community College and Coahoma Community College. Cleveland’s downtown shopping district has earned the nickname the “Shopping Mecca of the Delta,” featuring unique gift shops, fashionable clothing stores, even a day spa.
Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in Bolivar County. There are seven lakes for fishermen to try their luck with bream, crappie, bass and catfish. Dahomey National Wildlife Refuge is an important habitat for waterfowl and an excellent spot for bird watching and seasonal public hunting. There are two local golf courses, and the Great River Road State Park, 18 miles west of Cleveland on the Mississippi River, offers campgrounds, picnic areas and a lookout tower to view the Mississippi River. Cleveland’s Park Commission maintains 12 local parks, including Bear Pen Park with a modern baseball complex. The city features a strong athletic program for children and adults: baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer and volleyball.