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Why Physicians Choose Lee Health

Lee Health is a non-profit organization with nearly 90 practice locations throughout Southwest Florida.  We have more than 14,000 employees, 4,500 volunteers, and 750 employed primary care and specialty care providers. Our health system has four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals that together house 1,812 hospital beds.

Reasons why exceptional physicians like working at Lee

  • Physician-led healthcare system with a dyad partnership leadership model
  • EPIC available for both inpatient & outpatient services for collaboration and continuity of care 
  • DiverseLee initiatives implemented that puts diversity and inclusion into practice
  • Lee Health provided more than $69 million in charity care in 2020
  • Part of the nationally recognized loan forgiveness program 
  • Physicians are employed through Lee Physician Group which is our employed physician services division
  • The hospitals roll up under a separate leadership and a different entity that is still part of the Lee Health umbrella
  • Lee Health has a physician friendly culture 
    • They have a physician relations department that help get physicians rooted in the community and acclimated with other providers – For specialists, they take around and introduce to primary and they have dinners to introduce providers to each other 
    • We have a dyad model where over each service line there is a physician dyad partner and an administrative dyad partner that are both on the same level 
    • In the hospitals there is a triad model where there is a chief nursing office, chief medical officer and chief administrative officer that are all on the same level and work together through a partnership. 
  • The hospital leadership and Lee Physician Group leadership all work together to support the physician but LPG focuses on outpatient practice management and the hospitals are the experts for the inpatient side.  

Offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus opportunities

  • Generous paid time off 
  • Sign on bonus & relocation package
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Due to non-profit status malpractice is through articles of sovereign immunity 
  • 403(b) retirement plan with match 
  • Short term/long term disability
  • Renewal coverage for Medical License and other dues 


  • All Lee Health adult acute care hospitals have been named among “America’s Best Hospitals™” for 2021, a distinction that places them in the top two and five percent of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades
  • HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital have been named a “Top Teaching Hospital” and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida a “Top Children’s Hospital” nationally by The Leapfrog Group
  • HealthPark Medical Center designated one of IBM Watson Health’s 50 top-performing cardiovascular hospital
  • CMS Five-Star Quality Ratings awarded to Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing, HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center and Lee Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing

More about Fort Myers

  • Population of 87,000 residents; if you include close outlying cities approx. 397,000 residents 
  • Has the best of both worlds with a smaller town that has a big city feel 
  • The smaller size allows for relationship building and ease of getting engrained in the community 
  • Several age ranges of folks from small families to singles to middle aged or above 
  • There is a lovely downtown area with a lot of restaurants/bars on the water, live music, etc.; the town is very easy to get around and has many outlying communities such as Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, etc. 
  • Beautiful beaches and an airport that has many reasonably priced direct flights to lots of cities in the US 
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