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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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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 Helps Central Florida Regional Health System Improve Metrics

A central Florida regional health system was experiencing metrics issues within its two facilities. Several ownership and leadership changes in the hospitals’ hospitalist services group left the facilities with low patient and clinician satisfaction, lengths of stay well above benchmarks and problems with recruiting and retaining physicians. In September 2017, the system brought TeamHealth aboard...

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...

TeamHealth Celebrates National Hospitalist Day!

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services The Society of Hospital Medicine recently announced that the first Thursday in March will be dedicated to the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare–Hospital Medicine! This day of recognition for our hospitalist clinicians is a well-deserved celebration of the enormous value they bring to their...

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...

Hospitalists’ Role in Operational Excellence

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services I recently participated in a LEAN Flow Improvement course with hospital medicine and emergency medicine clinicians and hospital leaders. LEAN processing focuses on eliminating waste, improving quality and maximizing value. These are familiar concepts to hospitalists because they have been core elements of the hospital...

Go Red For Women!

To support the American Heart Association and Wear Red Day, TeamHealth is inviting you to wear red tomorrow, Friday, February 1! On National Wear Red Day, millions of Americans will join together in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red! Heart disease is still the number one killer of women, causing one...

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...

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...