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Family Matters: The Elliott Siblings

August 28, 2017

As autumn approaches, there are opportunities to connect with TeamHealth at many major healthcare conferences. Here’s where you’ll see us this fall, we hope to see you there! ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 is October 19 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. Visit us at booth #901 and play arcade-style basketball to benefit the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation! Attendees...

Clinical Integration Produces Big Results for Las Vegas Hospital

August 24, 2017

As autumn approaches, there are opportunities to connect with TeamHealth at many major healthcare conferences. Here’s where you’ll see us this fall, we hope to see you there! ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 is October 19 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. Visit us at booth #901 and play arcade-style basketball to benefit the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation! Attendees...

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We Can’t Wait to Connect!

As autumn approaches, there are opportunities to connect with TeamHealth at many major healthcare conferences. Here’s where you’ll see us this fall, we hope to see you there! ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 is October 19 – 23 in Orlando, Florida. Visit us at booth #901 and play arcade-style basketball to benefit the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation! Attendees...

I’m Still a Physician Assistant, Even at 32,000 Feet

By Cindi O’Boyle, PA-C, EM-CAQ, APC-Director, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine, Northeast Group Seatbelt fastened, take off complete, settled in my chair and ready to finish the last 60 pages of the book that I haven’t been able to put down all weekend; it was the perfect end to a relaxing weekend away. Then the announcement comes...

The S-Curve

By Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care The S-Curve is a principle often described in business theory. Picture an “S” as the lifecycle of a business. As a business starts, there is a slow rise as your product or service is used and accepted. You hit an inflection point, where it picks up speed, and...

TeamHealth Unquestionably Supports a Ban on Surprise Medical Bills

By Leif Murphy, President and CEO, TeamHealth Ezekiel Emanuel’s September 4th opinion column in the Washington Post, erroneously assigns blame for surprise medical bills to medical provider groups such as TeamHealth, and misrepresents a Yale University research study to do so. Emanuel’s accusation that surprise medical bills increase at TeamHealth-operated emergency rooms is patently false....

Disaster Preparedness: Strategies for Managing the Unexpected

Hospitals must always be prepared to respond at a moment’s notice to powerful storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass casualty events and other potential disasters. If a disaster is preceded with sufficient warning such as weather reports, hospitals typically activate an incident command center that manages resources and response activities before, during and after the event. Similarly, some clinical outsourcing partners...

I Went Into Healthcare to Treat a Person, Not a Disease

Dr. William Cooke, Facility Medical Director (FMD), at Scott Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, Indiana, part of the LifePoint Group, saw a problem in his community about 15 years ago. In 2004, he opened a medical office in neighboring Austin, Indiana, called Foundations Family Medicine. Prior to this clinic, there had not been accessible healthcare in...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 9: Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. The misuse and addiction to opioids have devastating consequences for our communities and has become a serious national crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,...

Medical Mission Trip to Kurdistan Opens Emergency Physician’s Eyes

Scenic view of the city market in Erbil. Left to right: Dr. Greg Jacobs; John Miller; and Dr. Balentine. Credit: Bryan Balentine By Dr. Bryan Balentine, MD, FACEP, TeamHealth Assistant System Medical Director of Hospitalist and Emergency Medicine. Originally published in ACEP Now, June 20, 2019. Of your top 10 international travel destinations, where does Kurdistan rank?...

The Impact of Peer Recovery Coaching in Fighting Opioid Addiction

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11.5 million Americans abused prescription opioids in 2016 and there were 47,000 overdose deaths involving opioids in 2017. Many with opioid use disorder become addicted through therapeutic opioid use, while others may use non-prescribed opioids recreationally. Because of our commitment to improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery...

From Resident to Facility Medical Director

Dr. Roger Wu, MD, MBA, TeamHealth facility medical director, was named one of the 2019 Gar LaSalle Medical Directors of the Year at our National Medical Leadership Conference in April, but his first connection with TeamHealth was during his 3rd year of residency at Brown University at a TeamHealth residency event. Dr. Wu attended his...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Work & Life as an FMD in Kansas City

What’s it like to work as a TeamHealth physician in the midwestern U.S.? We recently spoke with Dr. Ryan Hays, MD, Chief of Medicine and Facility Medical Director for our Hospitalist Division at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, about working with TeamHealth, and about the community he lives in and serves. Tell us about the facility where...

Clinicians are Storytellers

By Hamilton Lempert, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Coding Policy How are Clinicians Storytellers? When you review a patient’s old records to find out what happened during their last hospitalization, you are grateful when you come across a well-written discharge summary that describes all the particulars of why the patient was there, what was done, the...

Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 6: Emergency Department Efficiency

Listen in on conversations with leading clinicians across the country that cover all the things they don’t teach you in residency in our new podcast Beyond Clinical Medicine. What are the latest innovations for improving emergency department efficiency? In episode 6, Dr. Strauss speaks with Dr. Jody Crane, Chief Medical Officer at TeamHealth, about improving...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Work & Life as a Medical Director in CT

What’s it like to work as a TeamHealth physician in the northeastern U.S.? TeamHealth named its 2019 Dr. Gar LaSalle Medical Directors of the Year and Advanced Practice Clinician of the Year at our National Medical Leadership Conference (NMLC) held this year in Dallas, Texas. These leaders were honored for providing high-quality care to patients,...

Could the TeamHealth Special Ops Team Be Right For You?

By Jo-Ann Toldt, CPC-PRC, TeamHealth Senior Clinical Recruiter, Special Operations Teams   What is the TeamHealth Special Operations Team & what do Special Ops physicians do? Our Special Operations (Ops) Team is an elite team of highly trained physicians who are adaptable, self-reliant, emotionally intelligent and able to function in all environments. While the team...