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Dr. Ron Greeno addresses the Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine

August 30, 2017

Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, Senior Advisor for Medical Affairs for TeamHealth recently presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine International Symposium in Tokyo on September 14, 2017. He was invited to Japan to address the Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine on The Evolution of the Hospitalist Model...

Healing and Hope: A Physician's Message of Medicine

August 28, 2017

We asked physicians why they selected the field of medicine as their passion. Here is one of their stories. By Dr. Omar Hamada, MD, pictured with his grandfather Ibrahim Souki, MD, who inspired him to become a physician. Medicine is a message. It is a message of healing. It is a message of hope. If...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

The statistics are alarming—every day an estimated 91 people die in America due to opioid overdose and an estimated 1,000 more are treated in America’s emergency rooms. As the opioid crisis escalates and the human and societal impact mounts, hospitals and physicians alike are increasingly looking for ways to help patients manage pain throughout their...

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...

Skilled Clinical Leader, Engaged Clinicians, Great Patient Outcomes

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services For TeamHealth leaders, recent weeks have been a time of intense focus on the issues of leadership development and clinician engagement. We invest considerable resources into leadership development, and clinician engagement is one of our top strategic priorities and is always an area of focus....

Critical Event Response: Hurricane Irma

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...