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October 24, 2017

TeamHeath Benefits of Integrating Perioperative Care By Dr. Sonya Pease, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Anesthesiology Imagine for a moment that you’re a 50-year-old, otherwise healthy patient with a new diagnosis of colon cancer found during routine screening colonoscopy. You now need a right colon resection. How do you select your surgeon or the hospital where...

Clinical Integration Produces Big Results for Las Vegas Hospital

August 24, 2017

By Robert Frantz, MD, President, TeamHealth Emergency Medicine West Group When the state of Nevada expanded its Medicaid program in 2014, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center felt the impact. Located minutes from the busy Las Vegas Strip, the 690-bed hospital began experiencing higher and higher volumes of patients in its emergency department. In fact, use...

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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...

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...

Critical Events Response: Hurricane Harvey

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...

Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day!

By Andrea Peet, TeamHealth senior physician recruiter Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! It is an honor to work with some of the most talented healthcare recruiters here at TeamHealth. We are all incredibly skilled individuals. This is not a skill we learned in college, but a skill we have learned over time and mastered....

2018 Celebrating Our Team Contest

At TeamHealth, we have so much to celebrate! We strive to recognize the hard work of our non-clinical associates every day, and our annual Celebrating Our Team contest is one way we can show our team members we care about each other. Because of the efforts of non-clinical associates, physicians and hospital executives can focus...

It’s National Mental Health Month

By Dr. James Horst, DO, FACN, National Medical Director of Behavioral Health and Post-Acute Care, TeamHealth Are you hotheaded, irritated and generally affected by the myriad of annoyances that pop up on a daily basis? Has it been this way for a while? Are your relationships starting to falter? Is your work life starting to...

The History of National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820. During the Crimean War, she and a team of nurses improved the unsanitary conditions at a British base hospital, reducing the death count by two-thirds. Her writings...

Join the TeamHealth Special Ops Team!

By Jo-Ann Toldt, CPC-PRC, TeamHealth Senior Clinical Recruiter, Special Operations Teams Our Special Operations (Ops) Team is an elite team of highly trained physicians who are adaptable, self-reliant, emotionally intelligent and able to function in all environments. While the team provides integral emergency medicine care throughout the United States, physicians select a region in which...

Patient Experience of Care

By Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, TeamHealth Chief Medical Officer for Hospital-Based Services, Chief Risk Officer Patient experience of care, historically referred to as patient satisfaction, is critically important to the success of any healthcare institution, organization and individual clinician. While healthcare organizations appropriately focus on important quality metrics reflecting clinical outcomes, the patient’s experience is...

Experience TeamHealth Integration for Patient Experience Week

TeamHealth Benefits of Integrating Perioperative Care by Dr. Sonya Pease, Imagine for a moment that you’re a 50-year-old, otherwise healthy patient with a new diagnosis of colon cancer found during routine screening colonoscopy. You now need a right colon resection. How do you select your surgeon or the hospital where you’ll have surgery? Does your...