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...
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November 10, 2023
By David E. Hogan, DO, MPH, FACEP, Vice President, Educational Development and Chair, TeamHealth Emerging Infectious Disease Taskforce Healthcare and Military Experience I served in the U.S. Army just shy of 15 years, which were some of the best 15 years of my entire life. My military background began as I entered medical school...
- Donielle Brinkley
- Indigenous Peoples
- National Native American Heritage Month
- Native American
- Native American Heritage Month
November 3, 2023
Honoring Native American Heritage Month By Donielle Ancar Brinkley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Post-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner As a Native American, my life embodies the intricate blend of two worlds: the deep-rooted traditions of my coastal Louisiana indigenous heritage and the ever-evolving demands of modern American society. Navigating the complexities of this duality has been a...
October 24, 2023
By Kristina Burke, PHR HR Consultant D&Y Staffing Hope for a Better Year Prior to this year, the only experience I had with breast cancer was about 20 years ago, when my mother went through her own journey. At that time, I was a young college student and while I went to a few...
- Disability Awareness
- disability employment
- National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October 2, 2023
By DEI Communications “Advancing Access and Equity” is the 2023 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is observed in October to brightly shine a light on or raise awareness of something we celebrate every day, i.e., the contributions of people with disabilities. In addition to people we may work with or...
- Clinician Well-Being
- Dr. Jim Horst
- Mental Health
- National Suicide Prevention Month
- Suicide Awareness
September 26, 2023
By Dr. Jim Horst, National Medical Director, Acute Behavioral Health Why It’s Important to Recognize Suicide Prevention Month Every September, we recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States (1). Suicide is a serious public health concern that impacts all people, regardless of age,...
September 20, 2023
By J. Gabriel Andrade, MD, MBA Facility Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Honoring Ancestry and Contributions Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15, is a dedicated time to honor the valuable contributions of individuals whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the...
- Break the Stigma of Addiction
- Dr. Randal Dabbs
- International Overdose Awareness Day
- opioid misuse
- Overdose Awareness
August 31, 2023
By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day 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...
August 26, 2023
By Dr. Andrea L. Braden, FACOG, IBCLC, Lead Clinical Educator, OB/GYN and Acute Hospitalist Medicine, OB/GYN Hospitalist Raised by Powerful Women I always wanted to be a doctor. Thanks to the Women’s Equality Movement, I never once doubted my ability to achieve that goal. I grew up in an idyllic neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama....
August 9, 2023
There are upwards of 500 million indigenous people in 90 countries throughout the world. And recognition of the many contributions of indigenous people extends well beyond the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is celebrated on August 9th each year. What does indigenous mean? Indigenous peoples are defined as distinct ethnic groups who...
June 21, 2023
June is the celebration of Men’s Health Awareness. It is a time to think about the importance of men’s health, whether it’s your own personal health or the health of a family member, colleague or friend. Men in the U.S. are expected to live nearly six years less than women, and non-Hispanic Black and American...
June 9, 2023
By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, Co-Founder and President, Practice Development As the Executive Sponsor, I was fortunate to host the National Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Council of TeamHealth on May 16 and 17 in Knoxville for its annual in-person meeting. I formed the Council in 2012 to serve as a voice for all...
May 26, 2023
By Thomas Newton, Marketing Director, D&Y Staffing, Spectrum Healthcare Resources I was fortunate enough to represent Spectrum Healthcare Resources at the Heroes of Military Medicine Awards at the National Cathedral a few weeks ago. When I’m in or around the Washington D.C., area, I make it a point to stop and visit Arlington National Cemetery....
May 23, 2023
National Medical Coder Day is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of medical coders, who are vital to the healthcare industry. Two inspiring stories that exemplify this dedication are those of Racheal Lloyd and Holly Rowe. Racheal’s Story: A Focus on Training and Education Racheal Lloyd is the coding manager overseeing hospital specialty...
- burnout prevention
- burnout recovery
- Clinician Well-Being
- compassion fatigue
- Mental Health Awareness Month
May 17, 2023
By Jim Horst, National Medical Director and Chief Clinical Officer, Behavioral Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to prioritize mental well-being. Throughout the month, we fight the stigma of mental illness, provide resources for those in crisis and share education on this vital topic. It is also a time to discuss issues...
- AAPI Month
- Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- Diversity Equity and Inclusion
- Dr. Joe Chow
May 10, 2023
By Joe Chow, MD, MBA, President, Ambulatory Care After 52 years of life, I’m still learning about the Asian culture. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023, and it is a good reminder for me to reflect and explore the traditions, foods and impact Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have had...