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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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