Location: 1 ½ hours from Indianapolis, within 3 hours from Nashville, Cincinnati; growing area. Evansville is the commercial, medical, and cultural hub of Southwestern Indiana and the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky tri-state area. It is the third-largest city in the state of Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana.
Community Features: In 2008, Evansville was voted the best city in the country in which “to live, work, and play” by the readers of Kiplinger, and in 2009 the 11th best.
Population: 117,429 (city), 358,676 (metro area)
Facility Features: New 18-bed rehab unit opening
Responsibilities: 80% inpatient, 20% outpatient to start; Outpatient can grow if you want; Inpatient visits, consults and if you want outpatient work, too
Compensation: Stipend plus professional receipts, guarantee from the hospital negotiable, estimated income $300,000+
Economy: The broad economic base of the region has helped to build an economy which is known for its stability, diversity, and vitality. Four NYSE companies (ACW, BERY, LEAF, VVC) are headquartered in Evansville, along with the global operations center for NYSE company Mead Johnson. Three other companies traded on the NASDAQ (ESCA, ONB, SCVL) are located in Evansville. The city is home to public and private enterprise in many areas, as Evansville serves as the economic hub of the region.
Education: The city has several well known educational institutions. The University of Evansville is a small private school located on the city’s east side, while the University of Southern Indiana is a larger public institution located just outside of the city’s westside limits. Other local educational institutions have also garnered praise and attention, including nationally ranked Signature School and the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
Events: Historic Bosse Field, a 7,180 seat baseball stadium located in Garvin Park, was built in 1915 and is the third-oldest ballpark still in regular use in the United States, surpassed only by Fenway Park (1912) in Boston and Wrigley Field (1914) in Chicago.
The Ford Center is a multi-use indoor arena downtown with a maximum seating capacity of 11,000. It officially opened in 2011 as the city’s premier entertainment venue and is mainly used for basketball, ice hockey, and music concerts.
A wide variety of concerts, plays, conventions, expositions and other special events are held at the 2,500-seat auditorium and convention center at The Old National Events Plaza downtown.
Museums and a zoo
The Victory Theatre is a vintage 1,950-seat venue that is home to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Each year, the orchestra presents a seven-concert classics series, four double pops performances, and special event concerts, as well as numerous educational and outreach performances. The theater also hosts local ballet and modern dance companies, theater companies, and touring productions.
Sports: Evansville is home to several semi-professional and professional teams as well. The Evansville Otters are a professional baseball team in the Frontier League and have played at historic Bosse Field since 1995. The Evansville IceMen are a minor league professional ice hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League and play at the Ford Center. The Evansville Crush is a semi-professional soccer team in the PASL. The Evansvile Enforcers are a semi-professional American football team in the Kentucky Football League League. The Evansville Coliseum is home to the WFTDA league, the Demolition City Roller Derby.
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