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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...

Experience TeamHealth Integration

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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TeamHealth Kicks Off 2019 Doctors’ Day With Share Your Story Contest

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day 2019, we want to let you know how much we appreciate your commitment to providing quality care to your patients every day. We want to celebrate by hearing your personal story of why you became a physician! Visit our Doctors’ Day submission site to share your story today! And...

Go Red For Women!

To support the American Heart Association and Wear Red Day, TeamHealth is inviting you to wear red tomorrow, Friday, February 1! On National Wear Red Day, millions of Americans will join together in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red! Heart disease is still the number one killer of women, causing one...

Anesthesiology in 2028

By Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Anesthesiology Does anyone remember the Ploss Valve? It was this nifty little piece of plastic that created a switch valve that allowed us to simultaneously monitor the patients’ blood pressure, pulse and respirations through our earpiece. Long before the days of automated blood pressure cuffs and the invention...

Celebrate National #CRNAWeek 2019

In part two of our #CRNAWeek blog series, Nicole Hubbard takes a deeper dive into what clinicians can expect when attending TeamHealth’s leadership training and the benefits of working at TeamHealth. TeamHealth: Could you tell me about your other leadership responsibilities at TeamHealth? Hubbard: I am an appointed member of the National Advanced Practice Council,...

TeamHealth Celebrates 2019 #CRNAWeek

In celebration of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Week 2019, we recently spoke with Nicole Hubbard, TeamHealth Co-Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in a two part series about her role at Tampa General Hospital (TGH), serving on the TeamHealth National Advanced Practice Clinician Council and the role she plays in her community. Nicole serves...

What I Learned after an Accidental Needle Stick

By Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care “Ouch! Did that seriously just happen?” I was having a nice conversation with a patient while suturing up his finger. He was a chef and, of course, cut his finger while chopping onions. I was just about finished, and it looked nice. I was in the midst of...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Worcester, Massachusetts

We recently spoke with Dr. Swetlana Lobachova, TeamHealth anesthesiology facility medical director, about her facility and the community she serves in Worcester. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facilities you currently oversee? Dr. Lobachova: I am currently Facility Medical Director in Anesthesiology at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. It is a private community hospital with...

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...

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...