Emergency Medicine

Family Matters: The Elliott Siblings

August 28, 2017

Left to right: Lauren Nicole Elliott, MD, Mark Lawrence Elliott, DO, and Natalie Elliott Blumenauer, MD, gather around the fire as young siblings. Picture this: a family of seven siblings. Two are attorneys, and the remaining five are all physicians. Sounds like an overachieving episode of The Brady Bunch, right? Nope, just a glimpse into...

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...

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Join the TeamHealth Special Ops Team!

By Jo-Ann Toldt, CPC-PRC, TeamHealth Senior Clinical Recruiter, Special Operations Teams 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 provides integral emergency medicine care throughout the United States, physicians select a region in which...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Work and Life in the Southeast

We recently spoke with Dr. Michael Corvini, MD, senior vice president of TeamHealth’s Southeast Group, about working with TeamHealth, the company culture and the region he serves. TeamHealth: What kinds of opportunities can a physician expect at TeamHealth? Dr. Corvini:  TeamHealth is an amazing company because it is tremendously large, but it feels small like...

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

By Andrea Peet, Senior Physician Recruiter, TeamHealth Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! As a Senior Physician Recruiter, it is an honor to work with some of the most talented healthcare recruiters here at TeamHealth. Though this is not a skill we learned in college, we are all incredibly skilled individuals that have honed and...

TeamHealth’s Commitment to Recruit and Retain Veterans

By Vic McHenry, TeamHealth Director of Residency Relations and Recruitment Operations Employers in many industries value veterans for their leadership, teamwork and problem-solving abilities. These employee traits are also important to TeamHealth and to our parent group Blackstone. As a 21-year veteran of the United States Air Force I am proud to announce that TeamHealth...

Beyond Boarding: A New Paradigm for Mental Healthcare in the Emergency Department

Individuals with mental health or substance-use related issues are one of the fastest growing patient populations in U.S. hospital emergency departments. This surge is creating a crisis for some hospitals. Without adequate access to behavioral health specialists to perform mental health evaluations or readily available psychiatric beds for admission, these patients often hold or board...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, But LiveWell WorkLife is Here to Help Year Round

By Megan Norman, TeamHealth Wellness Manager TeamHealth cares about our associates and their families. We understand the work-life balance struggle that clinicians and non-clinical employees face and are here to assist you. Maybe you are struggling with a new schedule or covering extra shifts. Perhaps you are welcoming a new baby into your family, or...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Georgetown, Kentucky

We recently spoke with Dr. Scott Harrison, MBA, TeamHealth facility medical director (FMD) at Georgetown Community Hospital, about working with TeamHealth and LifePoint Health, and about the community he lives in and serves. TeamHealth:  Tell us about the facility where you work? Dr. Harrison:  Georgetown Community Hospital is located just a few minutes outside of...

ACEP Wellness Week: The Seven Spokes of the Wellness Wheel

Created by ACEP, the Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ reminds emergency physicians and their colleagues to take time to self-renew despite working the long and difficult hours they do. The wellness wheel offers a holistic way of considering wellness. We can think of wellness as a wheel with separate spokes. Each spoke is critical for the...

TeamHealth Kicks Off 2019 Doctors’ Day With Share Your Story Contest

In celebration of National Doctors’ Day 2019, we want to let you know how much we appreciate your commitment to providing quality care to your patients every day. We want to celebrate by hearing your personal story of why you became a physician! Visit our Doctors’ Day submission site to share your story today! And...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Living and Working in the Northeast

We recently spoke with Dr. Frank Lee, TeamHealth residency education outreach consultant, and former regional medical director (RMD) in the Northeast, about working with TeamHealth and the community he lives in and serves. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facilities you formerly oversaw? Dr. Lee: As the RMD, I was part of TeamHealth Northeast, which covered...

Happy EM Residents’ Appreciation Day 2019!

By Ellen Delgado, Residency Relations Specialist The first Wednesday of each March marks the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association’s (EMRA) annual EM Residents’ Appreciation Day, which recognizes emergency medicine residents across the country for the dedicated service they provide on a 24/7 basis as a significant and vital workforce. This will be the 19th year for...

Connect with TeamHealth in Spring 2019!

As spring approaches, annual conferences bring new opportunities for those in the healthcare industry to network with other professionals and educate themselves with courses, skills labs and workshops. Connect with us at an event to learn more about TeamHealth, network with thought leaders or discuss clinical opportunities. TeamHealth is proud to be the pen and...

When to Sign Charts

By Hamilton Lempert, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Coding Policy We all know the facilities in which we work will eventually track us down for a signature on a chart. But did you know that some payers require that charts be signed within 48 hours? In such instances, if you do not sign the chart within...

What I Learned after an Accidental Needle Stick

By Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care “Ouch! Did that seriously just happen?” I was having a nice conversation with a patient while suturing up his finger. He was a chef and, of course, cut his finger while chopping onions. I was just about finished, and it looked nice. I was in the midst of...

Improving Patient Flow Helps This California Hospital Dramatically Improve Metrics

The busy emergency department (ED) at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, the largest healthcare facility in East San Diego County, treats more than 100,000 patients annually. TeamHealth, Sharp Grossmont’s ED management partner, organized a rapid process improvement event with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and ancillary support service representatives who worked collaboratively to identify barriers related...