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Happy National PA Week

October 11, 2021

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor of the Advanced Practice Clinician Council   As we mark National PA Week, Oct. 6-12, I would like to extend my gratitude to the more than 2,200 TeamHealth physician assistants (PAs) who dedicate themselves to improving patient care every day. Thank you, PAs...

World Mental Health Day 2021

October 10, 2021

This year, World Mental Health Day could not have come at a more crucial time. Anyone with even a casual interest in current affairs can’t escape the headlines around mental health issues.

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Celebrating Women Physicians Day 2023

Each year on February 3, we honor women physicians and celebrate their contributions to TeamHealth and to the field of medicine. Today, in honor of National Women Physicians Day, Dr. Mary-Katherine Harper, DO, MBA, FACOEP is sharing her story. Dr. Mary-Katherine Harper knew that she wanted to be a physician since elementary school as a...

Increasing Diversity in Healthcare

Every February, America honors the contributions and sacrifices of Black Americans who have helped shape the United States. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and adversities that are an indelible part of our country's history. I believe that it should create awareness, as well.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we honor and celebrate the lasting legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important to take a step back and reflect on the ways this monumental person has impacted all walks of life. His work helped create many of the opportunities that we have as women employees.

World Religion Day: Cultivating Harmony among Religions

On World Religion Day at TeamHealth we celebrate our unique, diverse culture and cultivate an inclusive workplace. The focus of the day is gaining understanding between all world religions. Unifying People through Inclusion There are more than 4,000 religions practiced around the world, and we can appreciate the similarities among all religions. Importantly, World Religion...

Recognizing Universal Human Rights

By Michael Corvini, MD, MBA, FACEP, FACP, President, TeamHealth Southeast Group   My wife, Lily, and I have a tremendous amount in common. We have similar dispositions, compatible philosophical beliefs and parallel aspirational goals. We also have common interests and enjoy similar activities and hobbies. While our many similarities make us easily compatible, what gives...

TeamHealth’s Response to Hurricane Ian

How TeamHealth Clinicians Coordinated Care and Showed Comradery During Hurricane Ian On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwestern Florida. TeamHealth facilities across the state ensured safe, high-quality care in the midst of the destruction of Hurricane Ian. TeamHealth clinicians and operators across the state and beyond made countless sacrifices and decisions...

Celebrating Nurse Practitioner Week 2022

By Chris Waybright, MSN, FNP-C, Assistant Director of Advanced Practice Clinicians, Southeast Group, and Co-chair, Hospital Medicine DARE Taskforce   Ever since I was a child, I have been inspired by those in the healthcare community and their desire to care for others. Throughout the darkest days in history, healthcare providers have been a common...

Honoring Veterans Day

By Toney Spruell, PA-C, Lead Advanced Practice Clinician, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, Glendale, Arizona   Every day as an emergency department physician assistant, my 23 years of military experience positively impact my work in different ways. Two ways stand out the most. First, I gained a wealth of knowledge and healthcare experience while serving. Second, I was taught...

Honoring Native American Tradition and Ancestry: National Native American Heritage Month

By Anita Dienes, Senior Contract Manager, Managed Care   I am a member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only federally recognized Indian tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and by-laws. My Ancestry My father is Irish and my mother is Creek...

Happy National PA Week

By Deborah Reed, PA-C, APC Director, West Group   As APC Director for the West Group, I work collaboratively with group leadership to provide leadership, advocacy, and representation for advanced practice clinicians within TeamHealth’s West Group. I work clinically in an APC-only staffed emergency department in a critical access hospital in Waurika, Oklahoma, as well...

Honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan Young shares her journey of finding well-being and support while battling cancer.

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

By Sergio Espinoza, CMOM, MB, Clinical Practice Manager, Post-Acute Care   Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of people tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. In honor of the month, observed September 15 – October 15, Sergio Espinoza shares more about his heritage, what...

Focusing on Healthcare Equity on Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is a time to remember all the equality women have achieved over the years– social, civil, economic, political and legal. It is also a time to raise awareness for all those we still lack or have lost in that same time. Commemorating days like this calls for all women to fight for each other, especially those women who may not be like them.

National Advanced Practice Clinician Council Annual Conference 2022

By Randal Dabbs, Co-Founder and President, Practice Development The National Advanced Practice Clinician Council (APCC) of TeamHealth met in June in Knoxville, Tennessee, for its annual conference. The APCC is composed of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and CRNA leaders from emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesiology, post-acute care and ambulatory care groups. It was created in...