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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A Physician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Omaha

We recently spoke with Dr. Chris Acker, TeamHealth emergency medicine assistant facility medical director at Mercy in Council Bluffs, about his partner facility and the community he serves in Omaha. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facility you currently oversee. Dr. Acker: CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center- Bergan Mercy is a tertiary care center located...

Integrating EM and HM to Improve Performance and Efficiencies

Hospitals across the country are realizing the benefits that arise from integrating key clinical service lines with a single partner. With approximately 130 integrated client sites across the country, TeamHealth is helping to advance the trend toward clinical integration. One Alabama health system is benefitting from the natural integration of emergency and hospital medicine after...

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...

Let’s Connect This Fall!

This October, TeamHealth is excited to be attending some the world’s finest gatherings of medical minds. We know the latter half of the year features many major healthcare conferences – giving attendees the opportunity to network with other professionals and educate themselves with courses, skills labs and workshops. Here’s where we can connect! It’s the...

Just One Shift

by Joseph Chow, MD, President, Ambulatory Care Because TeamHealth clinicians are seeing patients, we all have a vested interest in making TeamHealth as reputable and healthy as possible. Consider some navigational math: if you veer by only one degree in a flight plan across the world, you will wind up more than 500 miles off...

A Physician’s Perspective: Work and Life in Rhode Island

We recently spoke with Dr. Daren Girard, TeamHealth emergency medicine facility medical director, about his partner facilities and the community he serves in Rhode Island. TeamHealth: Tell us about the facilities you currently oversee. Dr. Girard: CharterCARE Health Partners manages two hospitals in Rhode Island. Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is a full-service community hospital...

Critical Event Response: Las Vegas

By Miles Snowden, MD, Chief Medical Officer In choosing hospital and facility-based medicine, we have chosen to be responsible for the highest acuity of healthcare needs. More often than not, for patients and families, high-acuity care is delivered by unfamiliar clinicians at unexpected times and in foreign facilities. Practicing this type of medicine well—one patient...

TeamHealth Hosts Fall Resident Leadership Retreat

By Samantha Boyd, TeamHealth Residency Relations Specialist Our fall Resident Leadership Retreat (RLR) is in full swing, and we couldn’t be more excited! If you haven’t heard of TeamHealth’s RLR, then you have come to the right blog. TeamHealth’s Residency Relations team hosts three to four RLRs a year. The retreats are held near the...

TeamHealth Celebrates National Locum Tenens Week

National Locum Tenens Week occurs the second full week of August each year and celebrates the physicians who provide temporary coverage at medical facilities. In honor of National Locum Tenens Week, we celebrate our D&Y locums providers and recognize the vital role locum tenens clinicians serve in the delivery of medicine today. D&Y’s mission is...

Let’s LEAD! Part 2

Today’s blog is part two of a series with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development, on what clinicians can expect when attending TeamHealth’s leadership training. TeamHealth: Dr. Strauss, thank you for sharing more information about TeamHealth’s Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) program. In Let’s LEAD: Part 1 you referred to several training...

Let’s LEAD! Part 1

Recently, we spoke with Dr. Robert Strauss, TeamHealth’s Vice President of Program Development. He has substantial responsibility for orienting and training TeamHealth clinical leaders. Beyond that, Dr. Strauss developed and conducts the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) ED Directors Academy, a four-phase curriculum to develop and coach physician leaders. Additionally, Dr. Strauss is chief...

A Physician’s Perspective: Working at the University of Tennessee Medical Center

 Dr. Randal Dabbs (left) and Dr. Lynn Massingale (right) at TeamHealth event. Recently, we spoke with Dr. Lynn Massingale, TeamHealth co-founder and Chairman of the Board, along with Dr. Randal Dabbs, TeamHealth co-founder and President of Practice Development, about their experience as emergency medicine physicians at the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC). We wanted to...

TeamHealth Hospital Medicine Impacts Metrics at a Tennessee Hospital

In 2016, the leadership team at Tennova Cleveland in Cleveland, Tennessee met with TeamHealth’s new facility medical director (FMD) to discuss top priorities for the hospital medicine program’s performance enhancement, including improving relationships with community-based physicians, streamlining patient throughput and raising HCAHPS scores. The FMD devised plans to tackle all three issues, starting with a...

A Founding Luminary, Barbara Blevins, to Women in Leadership

We recently spoke with Barbara Blevins, former TeamHealth president of integrated operations, about her career in healthcare, her time at TeamHealth and the impact she continues to leave on the organization through her vision in founding our Women In Leadership (WIL) program. TeamHealth: Tell me about your roles and responsibilities while working in healthcare and...

I Completed Advanced Practice Clinician Training, Now What?

By Cindi O’Boyle, PA-C, EM-CAQ, APC-Director, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine, Northeast Group ‘Tis the season of pomp and circumstance, celebrations and a little post-graduate rest and relaxation, but once the graduation confetti settles and you realize you are a brand new physician assistant (PA), nurse practitioner (NP) or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) now what? APC...