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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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A Salute to Service: Honoring Armed Forces Day

By Colonel Mussaret Zuberi, MD, Regional Medical Director U.S. Air Force, Retired   A Tribute to Service: Armed Forces Day Established by President Harry S. Truman on May 20, 1950, Armed Forces Day stands as a testament to our nation’s gratitude for the patriotic service of our military members. Each year, on the third Saturday...

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Journey of Reflection and Celebration

Lawrence Hum, MD President of Care Transformation and Innovation at TeamHealth   Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) stands as a vibrant testament to the rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and histories woven by Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. It recognizes the contributions and achievements of individuals and communities with...

Bridging Emergency Medicine and the Skies

By Maj. (s) Nisha S. George, DO, Flight Surgeon, 32nd Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, and TeamHealth Emergency Physician, Virtua Health, New Jersey   I am Maj. (s) Nisha S. George, DO, currently serving as a Flight Surgeon at the 32nd Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. Join me as I...

Reflection through Remembrance: My Father’s Secret Holocaust Story

By Lisa Efron, Vice President, Business Development, Hospital Specialty Services   In the tapestry of our family histories, there are often threads not unraveled and stories left unspoken. Unfortunately, this was the case with my father, who quietly carried a remarkable story of survival through the darkest days of the Holocaust and beyond. It wasn’t...

Thank You, Dr. King

By Marc Chambers, Associate General Counsel Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This day not only honors the extraordinary life and achievements of Dr. King, but it also encourages reflection of the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice. As a healthcare company, TeamHealth recognizes the interconnectedness of societal well-being and...

Tips for Staying Healthy this Holiday Season

By Susan Young, RN, TeamHealth Health Coach   The holiday season can become hectic with holiday parties, travel, and a busy work schedule. It is easy to forget to take care of yourself – leaving you low on energy and feeling more stressed. Try energizing yourself with physical activity, nutritious food choices, and more sleep....

Honoring Veterans Day – A Veteran Clinician’s Experience

By David E. Hogan, DO, MPH, FACEP, Vice President, Educational Development and Chair, TeamHealth Emerging Infectious Disease Taskforce   Healthcare and Military Experience I served in the U.S. Army just shy of 15 years, which were some of the best 15 years of my entire life. My military background began as I entered medical school...

Embracing Two Worlds: My Journey as a Native American Woman

Honoring Native American Heritage Month By Donielle Ancar Brinkley, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Post-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner As a Native American, my life embodies the intricate blend of two worlds: the deep-rooted traditions of my coastal Louisiana indigenous heritage and the ever-evolving demands of modern American society. Navigating the complexities of this duality has been a...

Recognizing Suicide Prevention Month 2023

By Dr. Jim Horst, National Medical Director, Acute Behavioral Health   Why It’s Important to Recognize Suicide Prevention Month Every September, we recognize National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States (1). Suicide is a serious public health concern that impacts all people, regardless of age,...

International Overdose Awareness Day 2023

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor, TeamHealth Substance Use Work Group Recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day International Overdose Awareness Day is an initiative of the Penington Institute that is held on August 31 each year. This day is meant to: Give individuals an opportunity to publicly mourn their...

Celebrating International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

There are upwards of 500 million indigenous people in 90 countries throughout the world. And recognition of the many contributions of indigenous people extends well beyond the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, which is celebrated on August 9th each year. What does indigenous mean? Indigenous peoples are defined as distinct ethnic groups who...

Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023

By Joe Chow, MD, MBA, President, Ambulatory Care   After 52 years of life, I’m still learning about the Asian culture. May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2023, and it is a good reminder for me to reflect and explore the traditions, foods and impact Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have had...

Breaking Autism Barriers: One Mama’s Journey

By April Roga, Manager, Contract Management   As we recognize Autism Awareness Month, I believe many people are already aware that autism exists. We’ve got that one covered. My advocacy lies in moving towards autism acceptance. In order for the neurodiverse community to be accepted, and especially in the workplace, I believe these are important...

Celebrate Diversity Month 2023

By Debra L. Lacy, Ed.D., MBA, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion   It’s Celebrate Diversity Month 2023! How often, however, How should we celebrate diversity? Daily, with intention, and in every interaction possible. Celebrate one another; acknowledge one another; see one another; hear one another; and embrace the uniqueness we each bring to the table....

Celebrating Women Physicians Day 2023

Each year on February 3, we honor women physicians and celebrate their contributions to TeamHealth and to the field of medicine. Today, in honor of National Women Physicians Day, Dr. Mary-Katherine Harper, DO, MBA, FACOEP is sharing her story. Dr. Mary-Katherine Harper knew that she wanted to be a physician since elementary school as a...