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Clinical Integration Produces Big Results for Las Vegas Hospital

August 24, 2017

By Robert Frantz, MD, President, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine West Group When the state of Nevada expanded its Medicaid program in 2014, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center felt the impact. Located minutes from the busy Las Vegas Strip, the 690-bed hospital began experiencing higher and higher volumes of patients in its emergency department. In fact, use...

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October 24, 2017

TeamHeath Benefits of Integrating Perioperative Care By Dr. Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Anesthesiology Imagine for a moment that you’re a 50-year-old, otherwise healthy patient with a new diagnosis of colon cancer found during routine screening colonoscopy. You now need a right colon resection. How do you select your surgeon or the hospital where...

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The Surgical Solution Shop

by Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology Our primary role as physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) is to take great care of patients. In a healthcare environment so focused on costs as we shift to value-based care where reimbursement is tied to the quality and efficiency of the care delivered, it’s easy to...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

The Surgical Solution Shop

by Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology Our primary role as physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) is to take great care of patients. In a healthcare environment so focused on costs as we shift to value-based care where reimbursement is tied to the quality and efficiency of the care delivered, it’s easy to...

Let’s Connect This Fall!

This October, TeamHealth is excited to be attending some the world’s finest gatherings of medical minds. We know the latter half of the year features many major healthcare conferences – giving attendees the opportunity to network with other professionals and educate themselves with courses, skills labs and workshops. Here’s where we can connect! It’s the...

Amidst the Opioid-Epidemic Storm: Reflections of a Non-Opioid Anesthesiologist

By David J Samuels, MD, Facility Medical Director TeamHealth Anesthesiology, Select Physicians Surgery Center, Tampa, Florida. In 2016, Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, MD, sent a letter to every physician in the United States enlisting our commitment to help end the opioid epidemic. He stated that the crisis was born from a “path of good intentions.”...

Critical Event Response: Las Vegas

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

TeamHealth Celebrates National Locum Tenens Week

National Locum Tenens Week occurs the second full week of August each year and celebrates the physicians who provide temporary coverage at medical facilities. In honor of National Locum Tenens Week, we celebrate our D&Y locums providers and recognize the vital role locum tenens clinicians serve in the delivery of medicine today. D&Y’s mission is...

Let’s LEAD! Part 2

Today’s blog is part two of a series with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development, on what clinicians can expect when attending TeamHealth’s leadership training. TeamHealth: Dr. Strauss, thank you for sharing more information about TeamHealth’s Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program. In Let’s LEAD: Part 1 you referred to several training...

Let’s LEAD! Part 1

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development. He has substantial responsibility for orienting and training TeamHealth clinical leaders. Beyond that, Dr. Strauss developed and conducts the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) ED Directors Academy, a four-phase curriculum to develop and coach physician leaders. Additionally, Dr. Strauss is chief...

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The statistics are alarming—every day an estimated 91 people die in America due to opioid overdose and an estimated 1,000 more are treated in America’s emergency rooms. As the opioid crisis escalates and the human and societal impact mounts, hospitals and physicians alike are increasingly looking for ways to help patients manage pain throughout their...

A Founding Luminary, Barbara Blevins, to Women in Leadership

We recently spoke with Barbara Blevins, former TeamHealth president of integrated operations, about her career in healthcare, her time at TeamHealth and the impact she continues to leave on the organization through her vision in founding our Women In Leadership (WIL) program. TeamHealth: Tell me about your roles and responsibilities while working in healthcare and...

I Completed Advanced Practice Clinician Training, Now What?

By Cindi O’Boyle, PA-C, EM-CAQ, APC-Director, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine, Northeast Group ‘Tis the season of pomp and circumstance, celebrations and a little post-graduate rest and relaxation, but once the graduation confetti settles and you realize you are a brand new physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) now what? APC...

Skilled Clinical Leader, Engaged Clinicians, Great Patient Outcomes

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services For TeamHealth leaders, recent weeks have been a time of intense focus on the issues of leadership development and clinician engagement. We invest considerable resources into leadership development, and clinician engagement is one of our top strategic priorities and is always an area of focus....

So, You Want to be a Surgeon?

By Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology It seems like there is so much focus on patient satisfaction and healthcare client satisfaction these days that we sometimes lose sight of the fact that it is the satisfaction of our surgeon colleagues that actually matters the most. Our surgeons are valuable customers, and it is...

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

By Andrea Peet, TeamHealth senior physician recruiter Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! It is an honor to work with some of the most talented healthcare recruiters here at TeamHealth. We are all incredibly skilled individuals. This is not a skill we learned in college, but a skill we have learned over time and mastered....