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Telehealth is part of the future of healthcare because it’s a medical tool, not a technological tool

June 4, 2021

By Dan Collard, TeamHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer When the COVID-19 pandemic swept through America’s healthcare system, clinicians were forced to adapt – quickly. In addition to treating sick patients and managing emergency department capacity in hot spots surging past capacity, clinicians faced another serious challenge: How would they make sure non-COVID...

Celebrating Diversity in Healthcare

April 16, 2021

Diversity and inclusion are essential aspects of any industry. However, the significance of diversity in healthcare is paramount. As defined, diversity goes beyond race and ethnicity. Instead, it extends to all

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It’s Safe to go to the Emergency Room

The COVID-19 pandemic changed life for all of us, and it also significantly changed healthcare. For patients, it created a new atmosphere of fear and worry. A trip to the emergency room is always scary, but the pandemic heightened these fears. Many patients began putting off essential care because they were afraid to contract COVID-19....

How to best care for LGBTQ+ patients

By Daniel Smith, Nurse Practitioner, St. Francis – Emory Healthcare, Columbus, Georgia First, I want to share a little personal background about myself. I am an openly gay man who fully came out at the age of 38. I am a nurse practitioner and have been practicing since 1997. Through the years I have witnessed...

Celebrating and reflecting on the Fourth of July

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, marks the anniversary of the United States declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, was signed by representatives of the 13 original colonies. Historians have disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration...

What Juneteenth Means to Me

By Rex Everett, Vice President, TeamHealth Business Development My introduction to Juneteenth happened during my first year in healthcare management in 1980. I was transferred from Atlanta to Houston as a housekeeping supervisor in one of Houston’s largest hospitals. My director informed me that we usually have a lot of staff “call-in” to celebrate Juneteenth...

Celebrating Juneteenth

By Michael Wiechart, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Juneteenth is widely recognized as a celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States, but there is more to the story. It actually recognizes the day, June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger and the Union troops landed in Galveston, Texas, with...

Prevalence of PTSD among frontline clinicians

By Richard Juman, PsyD, Director, TeamHealth Behavioral Health Policy and Regulations, Co-Chair, Clinician Resiliency Core Group Healthcare providers routinely encounter situations that the general public would experience as extremely challenging, if not downright traumatizing. Witnessing the aftermath of gun violence, car accidents, and other devastating injuries, delivering bad news to families about a loved one’s...

Celebrating National Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants Week 2021

By Matthew J. Ciotti, Chief Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant, TeamHealth Anesthesiology, The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio The week of June 7-13 is a time to recognize Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants for CAA Week 2021. The high-quality, collaborative, team-based approach employed by the thousands of CAAs in the U.S. alongside our physician anesthesiologists continues to be a...

Telehealth is part of the future of healthcare because it’s a medical tool, not a technological tool

By Dan Collard, TeamHealth Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer When the COVID-19 pandemic swept through America’s healthcare system, clinicians were forced to adapt – quickly. In addition to treating sick patients and managing emergency department capacity in hot spots surging past capacity, clinicians faced another serious challenge: How would they make sure non-COVID...

Recognizing LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Paula Dearolf, TeamHealth Executive Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations Every year, Pride Month occurs in June to recognize the influence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people around the world. It is an opportunity to educate people about issues facing this community. The month of June is significant to commemorate the...

National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day 2021

As TeamHealth recruiters, we are collectively driven by feeling that our roles connect to a purpose. The challenges that the world has faced in the last year have exemplified the importance of recruiting the right clinicians into each facility. Placing a clinician in their position ultimately affects each patient that comes through the door and is the foundation for stability and safety when challenged with an unprecedented pandemic.

Honoring those who have given their life this Memorial Day

By Jason Powell, Manager, Recruitment Operations/Residency Relations, and Co-Chair, TeamHealth Veterans Affinity Group   As we celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, the members of the TeamHealth Veterans Affinity Group would like to take a moment to remember those who have given their life in military service. We also thank the veterans who served alongside them...

Recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Joe Chow, MD, MBA, President, TeamHealth Ambulatory Care, and Medical Director, AccessNurse   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This includes people from Asia, Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the...

Patient Experience Week: A Focus on Empathy

By Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services   Patient Experience Week provides an opportunity to celebrate and honor our TeamHealth clinicians for the important work they do every day to ensure our patients and communities receive the best possible healthcare. At TeamHealth, our focus on leadership and culture ensures that our teams...

Congratulations to the 2021 SHM Fellows Class

The Society of Hospital Medicine offers designations of Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine and Master in Hospital Medicine. Clinicians who achieve this distinction are dedicated to promoting excellence, innovation, and improving the quality of patient care – values shared by SHM and TeamHealth. Through the application process, candidates are evaluated on...

Celebrating Diversity in Healthcare

Diversity and inclusion are essential aspects of any industry. However, the significance of diversity in healthcare is paramount. As defined, diversity goes beyond race and ethnicity. Instead, it extends to all