1. Make a Difference in the Healthcare Industry
According to the National Rural Health Association, twenty-five percent of Americans live in rural areas, and only 10 percent of our nation’s physicians serve in these areas. In Alabama, however, close to 41 percent of the state’s population lives in rural areas. That is almost one-half of Alabamians who have fewer healthcare providers, fewer healthcare facilities, and increased difficulty in finding affordable and accessible healthcare. Recognizing this severe healthcare issue, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama recently signed an executive order that creates a 38 member Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force comprised of doctors, medical school leaders, hospital administrators, government officials, and other medical health professionals in an effort to find solutions to rural healthcare. By planning your next assignment in Alabama, you can expect to make a difference in the healthcare industry, and be a part of innovative solutions such as increased use of telemedicine and broader scope of practice regulations for advanced practitioners.
2. A State of History
From the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement , Alabama is home to decades of powerful events that have changed history. In 1965 The Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March ended at the steps of the state capitol, and thousands came to listen to Dr. King preach equality. It was also in the southern river of Montgomery where the breakaway Confederate States of America were born under the imposing white dome of the State Capitol, which eventually lead to the American Civil War.
3. Culture and Southern Dishes
While history was made in Alabama, the creation and perfecting of Southern dishes became an art form, leading the state to become one of the greatest food destinations in the nation. Alabama is known for its soul food, Gulf Coast fresh seafood, and slow cooked barbecue. Every corner of the state, there is an abundance of delicious home cooked dishes with a flare of Alabama style. Southern hospitality and a good home cooked meal are never far away. Does Alabama sound like the next stop on your healthcare destination? At Barton Associates, our travel team goes to great lengths to offer excellent service while on your locum tenens assignment. Visit bartonassociates.com, browse our open jobs, and get ready to taste that Southern down home cooking!