This post is the second in a three-part series entitled Setting New Providers Up for Success. It approaches the topic from the hospital executive's perspective and offers insights into hiring the right provider. Part one of the series addressed residents transitioning into a career as an attending physician; part three will discuss aligning providers with facility goals.

Finding and recruiting good physician candidates is one of the toughest jobs any hospital can tackle, especially if the facility is unable to offer everything the candidate is looking for. 

Factors such as facility location, compensation package, and work-life balance are always going to be important to provider prospects but are often difficult, if not impossible, to change.

Instead, focus on creating and fostering an environment that providers would be proud to be part of and only hire candidates who will support and lean into that culture.

With that approach in mind, here are seven tips for finding...