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Family Matters: The Elliott Siblings

August 28, 2017

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,...

Clinical Integration Produces Big Results for Las Vegas Hospital

August 24, 2017

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,...

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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...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Living & Working as an MD in the Southeast

What’s it like to work as a TeamHealth physician in the southeast U.S.? 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. What kinds of opportunities can a physician expect at TeamHealth? Dr. Corvini:  TeamHealth is an...

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day from TeamHealth!

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 & Retain Veterans in Healthcare

By Vic McHenry, TeamHealth Director of Residency Relations and Recruitment Operations How is TeamHealth Committed to Recruiting and Retaining Veterans? 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...

How to Improve 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 for...

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month – Take Care with LiveWell WorkLife

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 & Life as an FMD in Georgetown, KY

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...