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					                              Altoona Regional Health System
                       Practice Opportunity Profile: Gastroenterology

Practice: Altoona Regional Health System                               Contact Person: Kevin Hockenberry
          Gastroenterology Associates                                  Title: Director Planning & Physician Recruitment
Address: 620 Howard Avenue                                             Telephone: 814.949.4107
City:     Altoona                                                      Email: pkhockenberry@altoonaregional.org
State & Zip Code: Pennsylvania, 16601                                  Altoona Regional Health System – Bon Secours
                                                                       Hospital Campus, Altoona, Pennsylvania
Specialty: Gastroenterology
                                                                       Starting Date: As soon as possible
PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY
Practice Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania                               COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Practice Type: Gastroenterology Group                                  Altoona (city) Population: 50,000
Practice Description: Altoona Regional Health                          Blair County: 130,000
System will work with the two chosen physicians to                     Hospital Primary Service Area: 180,000
develop a group practice and determine the                             Trauma Service Area Population: 600,000
best placement option for the practice. Options                        Location: South Central Pennsylvania
for practice placement include becoming part of                        School Quality: Excellent
an existing large multi-specialty group or the                         Colleges: Penn State University – 40 minute drive
development of a Gastroenterology specialty                            Penn State Altoona Campus: local Penn State 4-year
group practice. Estimated procedure volume is                          Affiliate, Saint Francis University, Juniata College, and
1,200 – 1,400 procedures per physician per year.                       Mt. Aloysius – 4 year private colleges and several 2
                                                                       Year associate degree programs.
Practice Size: 2 Gastroenterologists
                                                                       Shopping: several malls/shopping plazas, also in-town
DESIRED PHYSICIAN TRAITS (Yes = Acceptable)                            Shopping areas; many national and regional chain
American Trained:         Yes                                          Stores: Kaufmanns, J.C. Penney, Sears, Wal-Mart/
Foreign Medical Graduate  Yes                                          Sam’s Club, Target, K-Mart, the Disney Store, Old
M.D.                      Yes                                          Navy, Eddie Bauer,
D.O.                       Yes
Board Certified:           Yes                                         Cultural Activities: Altoona Symphony Orchestra,
Board Eligible:             No                                         Historic Mishler Theater, Allegheny Highlands Regional
Practicing:                Yes                                         Theater at Cresson Lake, Southern Alleghenies
                                                                       Museum of Art, Allegheny Ballet Company, Penn State
HOSPITAL INFORMATION                                                   University Artist Series and Eisenhower Auditorium
Altoona Regional Health System: 2 hospital campus                      For Broadway Tours and Bryce Jordan for national
Altoona Hospital Campus and Bon Secours                                Concert tours.
Hospital Campus; campuses 2 miles apart.
Altoona Hospital Campus is a Level II Trauma                           Recreational Activates: Blue Knob Ski Resort, Lake
Center, State of the art ambulatory surgery center.                    Raystown, Double A Pittsburg Pirate Affiliate Altoona
Altoona Hospital campus: 346 licensed beds                             Curve Baseball, several state parks for hunting,
Bon Secours Campus: 182 licensed beds                                  Camping. Fly-fishing, boating, swimming, hiking,
                                                                       Local amusement parks, biking trails, cross-country
Total Physicians on Staff: 300 + (240 active staff)                    Skiing, some of the best public athletic facilities in the
                                                                       State, several health clubs, numerous golf courses
                                                                       And country clubs.

                                                                       Nearest Major cities:
                                                                       Pittsburgh: 2 hours
                                                                       Baltimore: 2 ½ hours
                                                                       Washington, D.C. 2 ½ hours
                                                                       Philadelphia: 4 hours
                                                                       New York City




(g:plng: md recruit: practice profile gastroenterology/ revised 11/30/05 per admin)

				
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