It takes a lot of time to recruit the right physician. When you finally find a physician that is a great for your community, you want to be sure you do everything you can to make this a successful partnership. You need to help him/her and their family assimilate into the community and make them feel like a welcome addition to the team. If a physician is moving from out of state, it can take 6 months or a year for them to get moved and get their practice started. You need to do everything you can to help them move to the community, get settled and then get to work.