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Celebrating Diversity at TeamHealth

March 31, 2021

By Eric Norman, TeamHealth Chief Human Resources Officer   Celebrate Diversity Month Started in 2004 to recognize and honor the diversity surrounding us all, Celebrate Diversity Month is celebrated in April. By recognizing differences and similarities during this month, we can gain a better understanding of each other and develop a deeper appreciation for the...

Clinicians share their happiness

December 1, 2020

As physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs), you are on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read heartfelt stories of your colleagues finding happiness and reprieve in the midst of the stress. Now more than ever, we need to share happiness. Cindi’s happiness 2020 Share Happiness Contest Winner We are pleased to announce the 2020...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Jose Fernandez Duarte, MD, MBA, System Medical Director, TeamHealth Hospital Medicine   Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, celebrates the contributions people tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. September 15 marks...

Human Trafficking Intervention in Healthcare

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing illicit industries in the world. It is a pervasive crime committed in all zip codes, which is why it is vital to be aware of signs and strategies to help survivors. In a previous blog post, we covered how to recognize the signs a patient may be a...

Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group   International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of the Penington Institute that is held on August 31 each year. This day is meant to: Give individuals an opportunity to publicly mourn their loved ones...

Celebrating National Women’s Equality Day

By Lisa Courtney, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution granting the right to vote to women. The amendment, first introduced in 1878, was ratified on August 26, 1920. In 1971, the U.S. Congress commemorated this date by designating August 26...

Sustaining Resilience in the Ongoing Pandemic

If, during the dark pandemic winter of 2020 and 2021, someone had told you an effective COVID-19 vaccine would be developed but the pandemic would continue to rage, how would you have reacted? What if they told you it was because tens of millions of Americans refused to get vaccinated?

The CDC Health Alert: What Does it Mean?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a national health alert in late July about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does the alert mean, and what are the core facts?

Human Trafficking: Recognize and Rescue

Human trafficking is a fast-growing, ubiquitous crime. Annually, experts from the Department of State estimate that 24.9 million people are trafficked across the globe. Of these 24.9 million, about 10,000 are rescued each year. Recently, TeamHealth hosted a continuing education webinar on how to recognize and intervene in human trafficking.

It’s Safe to go to the Emergency Room

The COVID-19 pandemic changed life for all of us, and it also significantly changed healthcare. For patients, it created a new atmosphere of fear and worry. A trip to the emergency room is always scary, but the pandemic heightened these fears. Many patients began putting off essential care because they were afraid to contract COVID-19....

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

By Peggy Richardson, Executive Assistant, LifePoint Group, TeamHealth Today we commemorate the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990, as National Disability Independence Day. The ADA was passed by Congress as the nation’s first comprehensive law that provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services...

How to best care for LGBTQ+ patients

By Daniel Smith, Nurse Practitioner, St. Francis – Emory Healthcare, Columbus, Georgia First, I want to share a little personal background about myself. I am an openly gay man who fully came out at the age of 38. I am a nurse practitioner and have been practicing since 1997. Through the years I have witnessed...

Clinical Integration Improves Care and Unlocks Efficiencies

Every day, in hospitals throughout the country, physicians across service lines work independently within separate departments. That can present challenges in coordination and communication. In this model, they may overlook opportunities to collaborate to optimize efficiencies, improve patient hand-offs, and improve the patient experience. Unfortunately, this independent framework is widespread and can lead to worse...

Celebrating and reflecting on the Fourth of July

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, marks the anniversary of the United States declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, was signed by representatives of the 13 original colonies. Historians have disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration...

What Juneteenth Means to Me

By Rex Everett, Vice President, TeamHealth Business Development My introduction to Juneteenth happened during my first year in healthcare management in 1980. I was transferred from Atlanta to Houston as a housekeeping supervisor in one of Houston’s largest hospitals. My director informed me that we usually have a lot of staff “call-in” to celebrate Juneteenth...

Celebrating Juneteenth

By Michael Wiechart, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Juneteenth is widely recognized as a celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States, but there is more to the story. It actually recognizes the day, June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger and the Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas, with...

Celebrating National Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants Week 2021

By Matthew J. Ciotti, Chief Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant, TeamHealth Anesthesiology, The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio The week of June 7-13 is a time to recognize Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants for CAA Week 2021. The high-quality, collaborative, team-based approach employed by the thousands of CAAs in the U.S. alongside our physician anesthesiologists continues to be a...