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TeamHealth Helps CarolinaEast Medical Center Face Orthopedic Challenges

Several years ago, CarolinaEast Medical Center, located in New Bern, North Carolina, faced challenges with its emergency call coverage for orthopedic patients. CarolinaEast turned to the experts at TeamHealth, who ultimately worked with the hospital and the orthopedic physicians to design a hospitalist program that benefits all parties.

Under the program, TeamHealth provides orthopedic hospitalists to deliver comprehensive acute care services and outpatient follow up for orthopedic patients who come to the hospital Emergency Department.

Over the course of their seven years of partnership with TeamHealth, CarolinaEast has seen orthopedic surgery cases increase by nearly 1,500 cases per year, thanks to the effectiveness of the model.

Additionally, TeamHealth’s surgeons enjoy an extremely collegial relationship with the local orthopedic surgeons, which allows all physicians to rely on one another to ensure every patient gets appropriate, timely treatment, regardless of which surgeon handles the case.

I can’t imagine an orthopedic program could be better or more successful than it is here. TeamHealth designed a solution that makes our surgeons happy, ensures we always have call coverage and has helped to significantly increase orthopedic surgery volumes. It’s a win-win-win.”

Ronald May, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs, CarolinaEast Medical Center

Make sure you download the full case study here: TeamHealth Orthopedics Carolina East Medical Center and visit our website to see how TeamHealth can help enhance your patient care.