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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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Happy National PA Week

By Randal L. Dabbs, MD, FACEP, FAAFP, TeamHealth Co-Founder, President, Practice Development, and Executive Sponsor of the Advanced Practice Clinician Council   As we mark National PA Week, Oct. 6-12, I would like to extend my gratitude to the more than 2,200 TeamHealth physician assistants (PAs) who dedicate themselves to improving patient care every day. Thank you, PAs...

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Jose Fernandez Duarte, MD, MBA, System Medical Director, TeamHealth Hospital Medicine   Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month, from September 15 to October 15, celebrates the contributions people tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. September 15 marks...

The CDC Health Alert: What Does it Mean?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a national health alert in late July about the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. What does the alert mean, and what are the core facts?

Human Trafficking: Recognize and Rescue

Human trafficking is a fast-growing, ubiquitous crime. Annually, experts from the Department of State estimate that 24.9 million people are trafficked across the globe. Of these 24.9 million, about 10,000 are rescued each year. Recently, TeamHealth hosted a continuing education webinar on how to recognize and intervene in human trafficking.

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...