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Family Matters: The Elliott Siblings

August 28, 2017

As the coronavirus continues to evolve and make headlines, this Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast shares an important discussion and perspective to assist all medical providers and teams in the face of this global outbreak. TeamHealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jody Crane, interviews Dr. John Sullivan, Facility Medical Director, St. Alexius Medical Center in the Chicago...

Clinical Integration Produces Big Results for Las Vegas Hospital

August 24, 2017

As the coronavirus continues to evolve and make headlines, this Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast shares an important discussion and perspective to assist all medical providers and teams in the face of this global outbreak. TeamHealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jody Crane, interviews Dr. John Sullivan, Facility Medical Director, St. Alexius Medical Center in the Chicago...

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Beyond Clinical Medicine Episode 18: Be Prepared for Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to evolve and make headlines, this Beyond Clinical Medicine podcast shares an important discussion and perspective to assist all medical providers and teams in the face of this global outbreak. TeamHealth’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jody Crane, interviews Dr. John Sullivan, Facility Medical Director, St. Alexius Medical Center in the Chicago...

TeamHealth Celebrates Women Physicians In History

National Women Physicians Day is celebrated each February 3, in honor of Elizabeth Blackwell’s birthday, and TeamHealth is encouraging women physicians across the country to celebrate their accomplishments by using the hashtags #NationalWomenPhysiciansDay or #NWPD all month long! More than a hundred and sixty-eight years ago, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a...

National Women Physicians Day 2020

TeamHealth joins National Women Physicians Day in celebrating women physicians as colleagues, friends, family and doctors. We want to recognize not only the strides that have been made by generations of women doctors but that a balance must be struck that allows women to succeed professionally while balancing family. Watch this video to hear from...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Living and Working in Winter Haven, Florida

We recently spoke with Dr. Khalid Siddiqui, director of emergency medicine at Winter Haven Hospital, about working with TeamHealth, and about the community he lives in and serves. Tell me a little bit about the facility where you work. Dr. Siddiqui:  Winter Haven Hospital is in Winter Haven, Florida, which is between Tampa and Orlando...

A Clinician’s Perspective: Living and Working in Winchester, Tennessee

We recently spoke with Dr. Steven Ragle, facility medical director at Southern Tennessee Medical Center, about working with TeamHealth, and the community where he lives and serves in Winchester, Tennessee. Tell us about the facility where you work? Dr. Ragle:  Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is a 165-bed hospital located in Winchester, Tennessee. We have...

Dr. Nathan Schlicher Talks TeamHealth

We recently spoke with Dr. Nathan Schlicher about working with TeamHealth, his recent awards of being named one EMRA’s 45 Under 45 and Becker’s Hospital Review’s Rising Stars: 66 Leaders in Healthcare Under 40, and his passion for healthcare and healthcare advocacy. Congratulations on being awarded EMRA’s 45 Under 45! How does that feel? Dr. Schlicher:...

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

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? It wasn’t initially on my list at all. After all, who would want to spend their own money to travel to...

The Impact of Peer Recovery Coaching in Fighting Opioid Addiction

Because of our commitment to improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare delivery in the midst of our nation’s opioid epidemic, in 2018, TeamHealth formed the Opioid Work Group to implement strategies to reduce mortality, recognize and treat addiction and appropriately address chronic pain, while effectively managing acute pain. One of the top achievements...