The Scheduling Team maintains an amicable relationship with each individual physician. Each member of the scheduling team is assigned a set number of physicians to contact regarding their monthly availability. The scheduling coordinators then match each physician's availability to our client hospital needs. A calendar of the following month’s schedule is provided to the assigned physicians by the 20th of the preceding month. Any changes to the published schedule are immediately faxed to the hospital. This activity is supported by a proprietary computer program that tracks each physician's availability and identifies alternate physicians for each hospital in case of a shift cancellation. A scheduling coordinator is available 24 hours a day in the event of a scheduling emergency.